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Welcome to the Richmond Recruiting Battalion


Mission Statement

The mission of the Army Recruiting Battalion Richmond is to recruit, with integrity, qualified soldiers, throughout our area of operations, to meet the personnel and special skill requirements of the Active Army and the Army Reserve.

Vision Statement

 A team of Soldiers and Civilians, bonded with families and communities, building the strength of our Army,
grounded in the Army Values and Warrior Ethos.  The Premier Recruiting Battalion in USAREC.

Mailing Address:

US Army Richmond Recruiting Battalion
ATTN: (Office & Name)
400 North 8th Street
Richmond, VA  23219

Please forward any questions or comments to
Richmond Recruiting Battalion Webmaster


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If you are interested in joining the Army,
call 1-800-USA-ARMY

or visit

If you are interested in the Army Reserve,
call 1-800-USA-ARMY

or visit

Welcome to the Richmond Recruiting Battalion


The Richmond Battalion Soldier and Family Readiness Program Manager is available to assist you in any way possible -- from Family Readiness Group information and Army Family Team building to TRICARE challenges.

Please contact the SFRP manager at 804-771-2633, or send e-mail to: 1obn-sfa

Recruiting For Freedom First!
Soldiers and Families Always!!


TO THE SOLDIER: You will be joining a team of professionals dedicated to manning today's Army in the image of what the Army's leadership wants the Army to be.  Whether you will be directly involved in the recruiting effort or performing duties in support of the recruiting force, you will be an important member of the United States Army Recruiting Command (USAREC) family, and your job will require 110 percent of your energies.  Likewise, you have the right to expect a living and working environment that meets the needs of you and your family.

The purpose of this web page is to provide you and your family with a brief introduction of the USAREC living and working environment, the associated hardships and challenges, and to make you aware of USAREC programs to enhance the "Quality of Life" for you and your family.  Further information will be found in USAREC Pam 608-2 which will be provided to you.  The Family Orientation Pamphlet (608-2) is part of an ongoing process to keep you and your family informed.  It is important for you to know its contents and to keep your spouse informed throughout your tour. Once again, welcome aboard.

TO THE SPOUSE: Your spouse will be joining a team of professionals dedicated to recruiting the high quality men and women necessary to maintain a combat ready Army.  Your spouse can be proud of joining the USAREC team and can look forward to a tour that is both challenging and rewarding.

Since many USAREC soldiers and families live and work in the civilian community, remote from any military installation, it is very important for all to be oriented regarding the civilian community and to be informed about Army, USAREC, organization, and community programs to help the Soldier and family.  The Family Orientation Pamphlet (mentioned above) is the first step in an ongoing process to keep you informed.

Your spouse will be called upon to work long hours to accomplish the mission.  The job will be demanding, and your spouse will need your understanding and support.

USAREC is committed to providing you and your spouse with a working and living environment which meets your personal needs and fosters a commitment to mission achievement.  Get this pamphlet and read it! It may help you to better understand how this commitment to Quality of Life is pursued.

Welcome to the USAREC family!


Mr. David Bellavia with Richmond Recruiting Battalion Commander, LTC Erik Peterson and CSM Samuel Stroud
Summer Kick-Off Future Soldier Swear In With Medal of Honor Recipient David Bellavia
By Grace Douglas | July 16, 2021
More than 140 Future Soldiers, supporting family members and community partners gathered in Virginia Beach, VA., for a Summer Kick-Off Future Soldier event with Medal of Honor recipient, Retired Staff Sgt. David Bellavia, on June 24.

Soldiers from U.S. Army units throughout Virginia educated Richmond-area students and school administrators during a virtual STEM Career Exploration Event on Dec. 3.
Richmond Recruiting Battalion hosts first Virtual STEM Tour
By Carrie Poore | Dec. 11, 2020
A virtual STEM Career Exploration Event, featuring Army units across Virginia, successfully educated Richmond-area students and school administrators on careers in the U.S. Army.

The team poses with legendary back coach for Duke University, Coach Krzyzewski at the 2014 All-Army Men’s Basketball Trial Coach.
Two Titles, One Mission: Coach & Army Capt. Carl Little
By Kimbreli Flournoy | Sept. 11, 2020
Capt. Carl Little has been in the U.S. Army for 21 years, but his career has taken a path most would not expect of a Soldier. For six years of his Army career, Little has served as a basketball coach. That's right, basketball.

U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Bobby Davis and his trusted companion, Fox, make the ultimate bass-fishing team.
Hooked: How one Army recruiter inspires others through fishing
By Emily Peacock | April 16, 2020
In 2018, while serving as an Army recruiter in Tampa, Florida, Davis was encouraged to apply for the Army Bass Anglers team. Accompanied by his trusted Pomeranian, Fox, Davis cruises up and down Virginia and North Carolina in pursuit of calm waters and the perfect catch.

Ten years after beginning his enlistment process, Christopher Henley joins the thousands of young men and women who will enlist in the U.S. Army in 2020
Future Soldier overcomes loss, completes 10-year enlistment journey
By Emily Peacok | March 26, 2020
Joining the U.S. Army has always been Christopher Henley’s dream. Both his grandfathers and sister served, he was in shape and he had always wanted to be a part of something bigger than himself. In 2019, Henley returned to his local Army recruiting station to continue on his enlistment journey.

U.S. Army Col. Andrew Morgan, NASA astronaut, virtually administers the oath of enlistment to Prince George High School students and future Soldiers Mattaeo Valerio (left) and Emily Guzman Morales (right) from the International Space Station. Over 1,000 future Soldiers across the nation participated in the first nationwide enlistment ceremony. (Photo by Emily Peacock, Richmond Recruiting Battalion)
Students have out of this world Army Enlistment
By Emily Peacock | March 2, 2020
Richmond Recruiting Battalion future Soldiers joined high school students from across the U.S. in the first nationwide oath of enlistment ceremony that was, quite literally, out of this world Feb. 26. The Richmond Recruiting Battalion alone welcomed nearly 30 future Soldiers, with virtual swear ins at Princeton Senior High School in Princeton, W.Va. and Prince George High School in Richmond, Va.

U.S. Army Gen. Paul Funk, commanding general, Army Training and Doctrine Command, conducts an enlistment ceremony Sept. 15, 2019 at The Greenbrier in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia. The Greenbrier hosted several military tributes during its week-long PGA TOUR tournament Sept. 9-15. (U.S. Army photo by Emily Peacock)
Future Soldiers start Army career with a hole-in-one
By Emily Peacock, U.S. Army Recruiting Richmond Public Affairs | Sept. 19, 2019
For young men and woman who choose to join the U.S. Army, their first steps as Soldiers usually take place at a Military Entrance Processing Station with only a few family members there to congratulate them on their decision to serve. A simple ceremony that only lasts about a minute, resulting in the lifetime title of Army Soldier.