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Our Battalion

The Minneapolis Recruiting Battalion, with headquarters at Ft. Snelling, Minnesota, was originally established as the Minneapolis District Recruiting Command in the Fiscal Year 1972,  the same period the last man was drafted and America's Army became an "all volunteer/ all recruited" organization.  It was redesignated as the U.S. Army Recruiting Battalion Minneapolis in 1983 for active Army and Army Reserve recruitment.  Geographic area of operation, which started as most of Minnesota and western Wisconsin, added North Dakota in 1993 and all of Wisconsin and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan in 1994.  The Battalion's area of operation was realigned in 1995 to recruit quality men and women from the states of North Dakota, South Dakota, and Minnesota. In March 2008, the organization underwent additional transformation, with the addition of Iowa, making U.S. Army Recruiting Battalion Minneapolis one of the largest battalion's in the U.S. Army Recruiting Command.  The Battalion has traditionally exceeded special recruitment missions, to include Band, Officer, and Warrant Officer Flight Training programs.