MEMORANDUM FOR Soldiers Arriving to the Raleigh Recruiting Battalion


SUBJECT:  Welcome Letter



1. Welcome and congratulations on your assignment to the best battalion in the United States Army Recruiting Command!  The Raleigh Recruiting Battalion, home of the "Bulldawgs" is proud that you are part of our team.  You are part of an organization that WINS!  This battalion values teamwork and accountability for individuals and leaders.  You too will share in our mission to "Provide the Strength" to our great country.

2. As a newly assigned member of the Bulldawg Battalion, you will find an exceptional operational environment across the State of North Carolina.  Our battalion covers six distinct areas of the state based in Fayetteville, Greenville, Raleigh, Winston-Salem, Wilmington, and Charlotte.  Not only does North Carolina provide great opportunity for mission success, but you will also enjoy opportunities for you and your Family to experience this state’s heritage, culture, and history.  Dive into the culture of big cities and small towns with their unique cuisine, historic sites, and modern amenities.

3. Our mission is to maintain our nation’s strength by recruiting those who are qualified for the Regular Army and Army Reserve.  The Raleigh Recruiting Battalion executes this mission with honor and integrity and enjoys its earned reputation for excellence.  You will support and maintain this reputation and tradition.  The Bulldawg Battalion has high expectations.  We do not shirk our duties nor our responsibilities. Every Soldier and Recruiter is expected to perform because our nation relies on its Army, and our Army relies on Recruiters to fill the ranks.   

4. Should you have questions or concerns you will find all necessary points of contact on the Brigade website at or learn more about us on Facebook at  Welcome to the Team!! WIN.





THOMAS J. PUTNAM                            KENSANDRA T. MACK

CSM, USA                                            LTC, AG

Command Sergeant Major                     Commanding

In-Processing Checklist

In order to shorten the time of in-processing, it is suggested to take the following computer courses and to provide us with the certificate print-out upon your arrival.  Otherwise, you will be required to take these courses during in-processing. 

LMS COURSES                                                                                                                                            

  • Army OPSEC Level I (Newcomers and Refresher                                                                                         
  • Combating Trafficking in Persons (CTIP) Program
  • Information Security Program Training • PR 101: Introduction to Personnel Recovery
  • SHARP (Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention): Standing Strong U.S. Army
  • Threat Awareness and Reporting Program (TARP) Course


Anti-Terrorism Level I Awareness Training          

From I-440; Exit Capital Blvd heading North
(in the direction of Wake Forest)
Turn Left onto Highwoods Blvd (1st stoplight)
Turn Left onto Poplarwood Court
Turn Right at 3117 Poplarwood Court
Battalion HQs is on the 2nd Floor of the Cypress Building, Suite 218

You must bring the following items with you at the time you in process:

  • PCS orders and any amendments to these orders
  • Original DA 31 (leave form)
  • Finance packet to include advance travel receipts (manila folder)
  • DD 1561 Request for Family Separation Allowance
  • MOS orders (provided by the Army Recruiter School)
  • Army Recruiter Course (ARC) graduation certificate
  • Vehicle registration (if you have two vehicles)
  • Information necessary to update DD 93 and SGLI
  • Military 201 file: 2A, 2-1, promotion packet (if applicable)
  • Last NCOER
  • Military ID card
  • Civilian and military drivers license
  • Reenlistment card
  • Quarters termination sheet if you lived in government quarters
  • OIF's if you have reintegration certification please bring with you
  • MEDPROS Update

It is extremely important you have all the above required documents at the time of your in-processing. This is a large battalion. You may have a long drive back to your pinpoint assignment if you forget any of these documents. In-processing must be completed on the day you arrive at the battalion.

Relocation Information

Arriving Soldiers

While PCS travel always has many surprises, knowing more about the area and the people you'll be working with can really help. This site is designed to help you familiarize yourself with your new community and enable you to contact your commander and 1st Sergeant.

Find out everything you need before you move...

Call the Army OneSource toll free at (800) 464-8107 24x7 for your free relocation report compliments of US Army Recruiting for soldiers assigned to recruiting duty.

  • Cost of living for city and state to which you are relocating and how it compares with the cost of living where you presently reside.
  • Crime statistics
  • Profiles for types of schools
  • Location of churches, synagogues and mosques
  • Historical weather conditions
  • Vehicle registration policies and procedures

Try the Defense Manpower Data Center's SITES

Consumer Complaints

Military Spouse Employment Resource

USAREC Soldier & Family Assistance Web Site


      Click Here to download the Raleigh Battalion Welcome Packet.

      This packet includes:

      In processing Documents Checklist (bring all documents when you arrive) including certificates of all mandatory training required at Check-in.

      USAREC Form 350-1.4 In Processing Checklist

      USAREC Form 350-10.4 Motorcycle Operator Responsibilities

      OPSEC Compliance Agreement

      System Authorization Access Request (SAAR)

      Security Termination Statement

      DTS Profile Sheet

      GTCC SOU

      Mandatory Training Requirements List / Command Links

      Family Services

      If you are moving here from previous recruiting assignment, you are already used to the unique Army lifestyle. However, if you are new to recruiting, you will find this Army assignment is unique in many way; one we hope you will enjoy and into which you can easily transition.

      Think of this office as your mini-Army Community Services. We assist all assigned Soldiers and their families. We look forward to meeting you. If you need assistance, don't hesitate to contact us at (919) 872-8696 or toll free at (800) 790-0963 (#2) (#7) or by email.

      Battalion Family Liaison Program Contacts:

      Fax: (919) 954-7519

      Resource Links: