Welcome to the Southern California Recruiting Battalion

Who We Serve

Today, the battalion is comprised of seven recruiting companies, and 45 stations covering more than 40,000 square miles of Southern California terrain.

The battalion’s area of responsibility runs from the International Border with Mexico at the south to the San Bernardino Mountains in the north, including the National Training Center.  The western border is the Pacific Ocean and the eastern demarcation lines are shared with the state’s Nevada and Arizona borders.

Recruiters are the heart of the Southern California Recruiting Battalion.  Through their efforts, the Army continues to maintain its fighting strength by receiving bright, well-motivated men and women who join the Army to train and serve our great nation.

Mission Statement

The Southern California Recruiting Battalion will meet its annual recruiting objectives in order to sustain and grow an expeditionary Army while the Nation is at war.

Vision Statement

Achieve 100% Mission Accomplishment. We will do this by harnessing America’s Talent (talent = Skills, Values, & Diversity). We will maintain a high level of unit pride, morale, and teamwork, while providing first class leadership and care of Soldiers, Civilians and Families.

Our Purpose (‘what we are for’ = why we do what we do) is to develop our Future Warriors and Leaders through recruiting operations, mentorship, and demonstrated excellence. We foster continued service, growth, and success through strong family and community networks. We communicate the Army to our community.

Mailing Address:

ATTN: (Office & Name)
United States Army
Southern California Recruiting Battalion
27401 Los Altos Suite 330
Mission Viejo CA 92691

Please forward any questions or comments to
Southern California Recruiting Battalion Webmaster


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

From the Commander 


To the Soldiers, Civilians, and Families of the Mission Battalion. I am humbled and honored to serve you as your Battalion Commander. I cannot begin to express how impressed I am with this outstanding Battalion. Your constant drive for excellence amazes me. I am in awe of you. All of you are extremely busy and you work hard on a daily basis. Your ability to adapt to change and accomplish the mission in this complex world is truly amazing. Your personal drive and work ethic is critical to our Army and to the Nation.

My number #1 priority is People. People = Soldiers, Civilians and their Families. I believe that when we take care of our people, they take care of the mission. Our most important system is you, the Soldier. Empowering Soldiers is taking care of them. Everyone in this Battalion is a leader…everyone is an NCO or an Officer. You are all Leaders. Recruiting is your job. We must hold each other to the high standards expected of professional U.S. Army Soldiers. EVERYONE must do their part.

My number #2 priority is our Mission – Mission Accomplishment: we must accomplish our mission every day, every week, every phase line, every quarter, and every year. Contracts are the bottom line of our Mission, and contracts are the ultimate measure of our performance. Trust the process Mission Accomplishment Plan, or MAP and focus on Prospecting in order to build our funnel every week. Protect and maintain the commitment of our Future Soldiers!

My number #3 priority is Innovation. We must empower our NCOs to drive new ideas. Fail fast & often; try new things. We must always look to improve our fighting position. We must constantly search for efficiencies: discovering new ways and means to achieve the mission, while spending the minimum amount of resources (time, effort, people, money, equipment, etc.).

In closing, I fully believe I exist to support and resource you, the NCO on recruiter status, you are in an incredibly important position; you are the Mission Battalion’s Center of Gravity. This is a team effort, we are all intricately involved in this entire process. Mission success or mission failure, we are all in this together. We are entrusted with an incredibly important tasking, finding new Soldiers who will lead our Army.

Lt. Col. Brian Mulhern - Command Sgt. Maj. Winston Castillo

Contact Us

U.S. Army Recruiting Battalion - Southern California
27401 Los Altos Suite 330
Mission Viejo, CA 92691

Battalion Command Group



Soldier &  Family Assistance

Budget & Accounting


Ed Spec


Personnel Administration (S-1)

Operations (S-3)

Supply (S-4)