HomeAbout USARECBrigades & Battalions3rd Recruiting BrigadeChicago Recruiting Battalion


Army Swear-In at Military Appreciation Night at Minnesota Game
Nov. 20, 2018 - U.S. Army 3rd Recruiting Brigade Commander Col. Eric Lopez conducted a swear-in ceremony in a pre-game event at the Minnesota Wild Game on Tuesday, November 3, at the Xcel Energy Center, during a Military Appreciation Night to honor those men and women who have bravely served in the Armed Forces and their families.

Army Under Secretary McCarthy visits Columbus Recruiting Battalion, discusses future recruiting efforts
Under Secretary of the Army Ryan G. McCarthy takes a photo with newly promoted Sgt. First Class Jenkins and Columbus Battalion Commander Lt. Col. Che Arosemena, during his visit to the battalion.
Nov. 19, 2018 - Under Secretary of The Army Ryan G. McCarthy visited the U.S. Army Columbus Recruiting Battalion on Oct. 18 for a briefing on the battalion’s ongoing recruiting efforts and future operations plans within the unit.

Army Recruiter Pays It Forward for Vietnam Veteran
U.S. Army Recruiter Sgt. First Class Brian Bailey, with the Cincinnati Recruiting Company in the Columbus Recruiting Battalion, paid it forward for Mr. Rufus Waugh, a Purple Heart Vietnam Veteran, in an induction ceremony into the Order of the Spur, by the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment-Blackhorse Unit.
Nov. 19, 2018 - When life gets hectic and we get caught up in our day to day routine, we sometimes forget about the little things in life that really make life worth living

USAREC providing assistance for Soldiers with deferred orders
USAREC Recruiting Bell
Nov. 15, 2018 - U.S. Army Recruiting Command’s personnel office is actively working to assist recruiters adversely impacted by a recent temporary deferment of orders.

Human Resources Chief retires after 37 year of federal service
Oct. 31, 2018 - Mr. Jorge Daupino, Human Resources Chief at US Army 3rd Recruiting Brigade Headquarters, officially retired on Oct. 31 after serving over 37 years of federal government service.


Welcome to the Chicago Recruiting Battalion


Mission Statement

The Chicago Recruiting Battalion recruits with integrity the most qualified men and women to meet the needs of an expeditionary Army, while training the force, developing leaders, and taking exceptional care of Soldiers, Civilians and Families.. .

Vision Statement

The Chicago Recruiting Battalion will be a mission based organization that enlists the most qualified Soldiers for both the Army Reserves and the Active Army components.  We will function as a team-of-teams, where every individual recruiter and staff member will conduct him/herself as a professional and always remain in line with the Army Values, the NCO Creed, and the Warrior Ethos.  We will inspire our local communities by maintaining superb physical fitness, by illuminating the virtues of Army service to the nation, and by fully integrating into schools and local activities.  Through all these endeavors, we will support our families and strive to make work fun and rewarding.  Strength and Honor! Always Prepared!

Mailing Address:

ATTN: (Office & Name)
United States Army
Chicago Recruiting Battalion
3202 Mississippi Street, Bldg. 3215
Great Lakes, IL 60088


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