Welcome to the Chicago - United States Army Recruiting Battalion! On behalf of the Battalion Commander, Command Sergeant Major and myself we would like to extend warm greetings. We look forward to you joining our team! This is an exciting time for the Chicago Recruiting Battalion. We are embarking on many new goals and aspirations. In doing so we are looking for strong Noncommissioned Officers who possess high leadership qualities. You will be both challenged and rewarded during your assignment with us.
Our battalion is headquartered at Great Lakes, Illinois and surrounded with military facilities that will ease your transition. We have six recruiting companies. Our footprint covers the heart of Chicago, Glenview, Downers Grove, Libertyville, the Homewood area and South Bend, Indiana. This battalion will expect a lot from you while at work, but the city offers some exciting and spectacular events to keep you busy during your leisure time!
Chicago houses the Sears Tower, McCormick Place, Shedd Aquarium, Soldier Field and the Navy Pier which offers some exciting places to shop and dine! We also have six flags located directly outside of the Battalion Headquarters and the schools are rated as some of the best in the United States!
As great as this Battalion is, and as wonderful as the area may be the reason why we exist as a military organization is to recruit America’s young men and women for our team that is “Army Strong!” Every generation has its hero’s and this one is no different and that is exactly what we expect of you, to be a hero in the United States Army Recruiting Command. If you need anything during your transition feel free to call and we will personally ensure all of your needs are met!
You must bring the following items with you at the time you in process:
Mandatory Training / Documents Required during in-processing:
Please complete the REQUIRED classes PRIOR to your arrival, it will significantly speed up your in‐processing time. If you have any questions pertaining to any of the training, please call the section representative, CPT Foster, Theresa (S1) 224‐538‐3501, SFC Fugate, (S3) 224‐538‐3536, Mrs. Pierce, Kim (IMO) 224‐538‐3533, Mr. Branch, James (S4) 224‐538‐3526 and Mr. Bob Nowarkowski (S2) 224‐538‐3530.
DAY #1 Requirements – WEIGH‐IN will be conducted on day one, make sure that you bring your Physical Fitness Uniform (summer).
Instructions for Accessing Courses
Supervisor Safety Course ‐ Access Instructions
Commanders Safety Course & Composite Risk Management Basic Course ‐ Access Instructions
National Safety Counsel Defensive Driving Course – Access/Instructions
The 15 Passenger Van Safety Course –Access/Instructions
This course will be taken during in-processing once you arrive.
The course is loaded on a cd. If you are attending arc, you may ask the school officials if they have the cd.
Additional info: if you turn in any TA‐50/OCIE to CIF, please make sure that those turned in items are removed from your CIF records prior to you departing your losing installation.
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