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2nd Recruiting Brigade Commander
Col. Sherdrick Rankin
White male Army soldier posing in front of American & Recruiting flags.
2nd Recruiting Brigade Command Sergeant Major
Command Sgt. Maj. Thomas Kenny




The 2nd Recruiting Brigade recruits highly qualified volunteers to enable the US Army to win in a complex environment.


2nd Brigade provides the Army with highly qualified and ready Soldiers regardless of changing culture, economy or military conditions; simultaneously shaping the operational environment in support of the Recruiter.

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2nd Recruiting Brigade exceeds the FY19 quality and contract mission by category; develops competent, confident small unit leaders empowered to execute their mission; shapes the operational environment; creates and enforces systems and processes that that reinforce mission success while caring for Soldiers, Civilians, and Families. Conditions set for FY20.

Mailing Address:

ATTN: (Office & Name)
United States Army
HQ, 2nd Recruiting Brigade
3435 Snooper Road
Redstone Arsenal, AL 35898

After Hours / Emergency Contact:

BDE XO ~ (256) 450-9500
HHC CDR ~ (256) 746-6686

Please forward any questions or comments to 2nd Recruiting Brigade Webmaster.


If you are interested in joining the Army, call 1-800-USA-ARMY,  Ext. 181 or visit www.goarmy.com.

If you are interested in the Army Reserve, call 1-800-USA-ARMY, Ext. 182 or visit www.goarmyreserve.com.


On behalf of the Soldiers, Civilians, Contractors, and Families of the 2nd Recruiting Brigade, I want to welcome you to “Team Eagle”!  You can take great pride in joining the Family of the Army’s premier recruiting brigade.  If you are new to recruiting, you are embarking on what will be the most challenging yet ultimately fulfilling and rewarding assignment of your career.  If you are coming from another recruiting assignment, then get ready to take it to the next level!

Team Eagle recruits across the eight Southeastern states, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. We are organized into eight recruiting battalions, 46 recruiting companies and more than 265 recruiting stations.

The Command Team and I are absolutely committed to providing the quality of life you and your Families deserve, while still accomplishing our immensely important mission.  For many of you, this assignment represents the first time you will live away from an installation environment.  While we have a number of military social events, take the time to integrate into your local civilian community.  We live in some of the most beautiful and exciting areas in the U.S.; it’s an opportunity that shouldn’t be overlooked.

While assigned to Team Eagle, you will find that you will come to represent all that is good about the All-Volunteer Force.  With that comes tremendous responsibility and great demands.  To meet these demands, we are committed to promoting an environment of open communication, implementing personal and professional development and training programs, and ultimately fostering a learning organization focused on our most precious asset…our People.  We will provide the Strength of our Army with precision, and we will do so with integrity and while maintaining a high Quality Of Life.

As you begin your travel to your new assignment within the brigade, I ask that you be safe and plan accordingly.  We want you here as part of our Team.  If you are in need of any assistance, please let the chain of command know so we can help in your transition.

Sherdrick S. Rankin

Colonel, US Army


We are thrilled to announce a historic achievement within our ranks as Lt. Col. Michael D. Norton, Commander, Miami Recruiting Battalion becomes the first in US Army Recruiting Command’s history to be awarded the prestigious Army Gold Recruiter Badge. A true testament to dedication and excellence, his journey through the military ranks is a story of unwavering commitment and steadfast service to the nation.
Lt. Col. Michael Norton, First Recruiting Battalion Commander to Receive the Gold Recruiting Badge
By 2nd Lt. Reynaldo Rodriquez Jr, Advertising & Public Affairs | March 28, 2024
We are thrilled to announce an achievement within our ranks as Lt. Col. Michael D. Norton, Commander, Miami Recruiting Battalion, became the first battalion commander in U.S. Army Recruiting Command’s history to be awarded the prestigious Army Gold Recruiter Badge.

Master Sgt. James Dayie
Meet Your Recruiter – Master Sgt. James Dayie
By Lauren Reho | Feb. 12, 2024
As we commemorate Black History Month, we recognize and honor the profound impact of black individuals in shaping the tapestry of our nation’s history and Army mission.

After the 2023 Sulphur High School graduation ceremony, SSG Joseph Smith proudly poses with a Future Soldier successfully recruited by him through the Army’s Lafayette, LA Recruiting Company—Lake Charles, LA Recruiting Station.  (Photo Credit: U.S. Army Recruiting Battalion-Baton Rouge Public Affairs)
U.S. Army ‘Super Recruiter’ Enlist 70 Americans in Only 18 Months, Pentagon Recognizes
By Jonathan Holloway | Nov. 15, 2023
Answering that call in fervent fashion is U.S. Army Recruiter, Staff Sgt. Joseph Smith, currently achieving historic feats of high order, that seem to address serious concerns of senior Pentagon Officials today.

U.S. Army Regular Army Recruiter of the Year
Meet your recruiter – Sgt. 1st Class Shane Burroughs
By Staff Sgt. Eric Johnson | Oct. 10, 2023
Sgt. 1st Class Shane Burroughs, a native of Spring Lake, North Carolina, serves as a recruiter with the Saint Thomas recruiting station in Saint Thomas, Virgin Islands. Burroughs was recently selected as the U.S. Army Regular Army Recruiter of the Year.

Master Sgt. Nelson Arroyo, a recruiter with U.S. Army Recruiting Command in Brandon, Florida, enjoys being able to help people start their Army careers.
Meet your recruiter – Master Sgt. Nelson H. Arroyo
By Staff Sgt. Eric Johnson | Sept. 13, 2023
Master Sgt. Nelson H. Arroyo, a native of Orlando, Florida serves as a recruiter with the U.S. Army Recruiting Command in Brandon, Florida.





Department of the Army
ATTN: (Office & Name)
HQ, 2nd Recruiting Brigade
3435 Snooper Road
Redstone Arsenal, AL 35898

Command Group
(256) 450-9500

Executive Officer
(256) 450-9503

Advertising and Public Affairs
(256) 450-9543

HQ Commandant
(256) 450-9530

(256) 450-9573
Soldier & Family Assistance Program Manager
(256) 450-9553

(256) 450-9581

(256) 450-9595

Education  Services
(256) 450-9528

(256) 842-1625

(256) 450-9533

MMA (S-2)
(256) 450-9548

Operations (S-3)
(256) 450-9557

Supply (S-4)
(256) 450-1605 / (256) 450-1615

(256) 450-9520

EO Advisor
(256) 450-9527

(256) 876-0755

(256) 450-9549