Mission Statement

In Recruiting Year 2020: The Los Angeles Army Recruiting Battalion - "Rough Riders" identify, recruit, and prepare the best qualified military applicants for the Regular Army and the Army Reserves in Los Angeles and Ventura counties. This will be achieved by developing targeted prospecting, increasing awareness of the US Army with local events, and strengthening relationships with community partners; in order to provide the US Army with qualified, capable, and motivated future Soldiers ready to win America's wars. 

Vision Statement 2025

The US Army is seen as a premier career option for High School Seniors, recent High School Graduates, and College Students in Los Angeles and Ventura County. The US Army is seen as part of the local population whose Future Soldiers, Active and Reserve Soldiers, and US Army Veterans positively contribute to the community as trusted sources of information, volunteers, and a resource for service, training, and education.

Mailing Address:

ATTN: (Office & Name)
United States Army
Los Angeles Recruiting Battalion
6337 Balboa Blvd.
Encino, CA 91316

Please forward any questions or comments to
Los Angeles Recruiting Battalion Webmaster

If you are interested in joining the Army, call 1-800-USA-ARMY,
 ext. 181 or visit

If you are interested in the Army Reserve, call 1-800-USA-ARMY,
ext. 182 or visit

Newest Rough Riders,

I would like to take this opportunity to welcome you to the U.S. Army Recruiting Battalion – Los Angeles. Our mission here at “Rough Riders” is to recruit with integrity the highest quality men and women into the United States Army while taking care of all Soldiers and Family members of our command.

The U.S. Army Recruiting Battalion – Los Angeles is located in Southern California at:6337 Balboa Blvd, Encino, CA 91316. Our Battalion consists of the Battalion Headquarters, five Companies, and 19 Recruiting Centers. We cover several hundred square miles of California stretching south from the L.A./Orange County border to as far north as Santa Clarita.

Los Angeles is one of the most unique cities in the world with its diverse cultures and many activities to offer. Movie premiers, a trendy upscale nightlife, beautiful beaches and a variety of sports activities are just highlights what Los Angeles offers. Within a few miles of our Battalion is the Staples Center, home of the Los Angeles Lakers, Disneyland, Universal Studios, Malibu, Santa Monica Pier and Venice Beach.

As a member of the “Rough Riders” you will face challenges, but at the same time you will be rewarded for your contributions. You must possess the drive, will, and determination that will ultimately lead you to success and the overall success of the Battalion and today’s Army.

Once again, welcome to the team. I am sure that you will find this to be a most rewarding assignment. I look forward to meeting you. The S-1 office can be reached at (818) 401-2757 and the Soldier and Family Assistance office can be reached at (818) 401-2774. Please let us know if there is anything else you need.

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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.


U.S. Army Recruiting Battalion - Los Angeles
6337 Balboa Blvd.
Encino, CA 91316

Battalion Executive Secretary

Executive Officer

Advertising & Public Affairs

Recruiter Trainer

Virtual Recruiter Team 

Soldier & Family Support


Education Specialist

S-1 / Personnel

S-2 / Security

S-3 / Operations

S-4 / Supply