Welcome to the Columbia Recruiting Battalion


Mission Statement

The Columbia Battalion recruits, with integrity, high-quality men and women to meet Army requirements, in defense of the nation, while caring for all members of the command. 

Vision Statement

Commitment to Army’s mission

Soldiers and Families as most important factor in our success

Family quality of life


Doing what is right at all times

Instilling desire to learn

Working as a TEAM!


Mailing Address:

United States Army
Columbia Recruiting Battalion
2340 Magruder Avenue, Fort Jackson, SC 29207

Please forward any questions or comments to Columbia Recruiting Battalion 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

Welcome to the Columbia Recruiting Battalion


Columbia Recruiting Battalion, the "Swamp Foxes", headquarters is located on Fort Jackson at 2340 Magruder Avenue.  The battalion field force provides new soldiers to serve in the active Army and the Army Reserve.

"Swamp Foxes" can be found throughout the state of South Carolina, western North Carolina, and the counties surrounding and including Augusta, Georgia.  There are six recruiting companies within the battalion with company headquarters in Columbia, Greenville, Florence and  Charleston, South Carolina; Augusta, Georgia; and Asheville, North Carolina.  

A military entrance processing station on Fort Jackson, South Carolina assist our recruiters in enlisting quality young men and women in today's Army.

For information regarding the Government Leased Housing Program, contact the Facilities Manager at (803) 751-0995 or Click Here.

You will be assigned a sponsor and receive a welcome packet from the Battalion. This packet will provide you more information on your assignment and the area to which you are being assigned. For further information, contact the Battalion S-1 at (803) 751-0909 or Click Here

If you have family members, it is best that they report with you to the Battalion Headquarters located at 2340 Magruder Avenue, Fort Jackson, SC. They will be briefed on all aspects of medical and dental plans and coverage. For information on all aspects of Soldier and Family Assistance click here

If you don't hear from your sponsor or would like more information, please contact the Battalion S-1.

Again, Welcome to the Columbia Recruiting Battalion. 



Contact Us


U.S. Army Recruiting Battalion - Columbia
2340 Magruder Avenue
Fort Jackson, SC  29207

Battalion Headquarters
(803) 751-0980
Fax: (803) 751-0918

Executive Officer
(803) 751-0980

Advertising & Public Affairs
(803) 751-0950

Recruiting Trainers
(803) 751-0942

Soldier &  Family Assistance
(803) 751-0943


(803) 751-0998

Ed Spec
(803) 751-0919

(803) 751-0995

(803) 751-0909

(803) 751-0923
USAR:  (803) 751-0928

(803) 751-0989

(803) 751-0918
(803) 751-0993