Welcome to the Columbus Recruiting Battalion

Mission Statement

The Columbus Recruiting Battalion conducts immediate and effective operations throughout its area of responsibility to recruit highly motivated, committed, quality men and women, both officer and enlisted, to serve in the United States Army and Army Reserve, whereby providing the force to an expeditionary Army committed globally in a “War on Terror”, professionally and with integrity.

Vision Statement

The Columbus Recruiting Battalion provides maximum contribution to a nation at war by recruiting with integrity, quality young men and women into the Army and the Army Reserve. Maximum flexibility creates and fosters adaptive leaders. We empower leaders to apply our “ready and relevant” doctrine. Every member of this team will be able to assess quickly in order to “see first”, train effectively in order to “understand first”, plan appropriately in order to “act first”, and “finish decisively.” With this vision,
the Columbus Recruiting Battalion will maintain market Dominance.

Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 3990
Columbus, OH 43218-3990

Please forward any questions or comments to
Columbus 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

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Welcome to the Columbus Recruiting Battalion

Dear Recruiter,

           It is both an honor and a privilege to serve our country as Recruiters for the World’s Greatest Army! You were chosen for this challenging assignment based on your superb qualifications, your outstanding record of performance, and your demonstrated potential for increased responsibility. This assignment will allow you to excel and to grow personally and professionally.

            The battalion has six recruiting companies. Four are located in Central and Southern Ohio, one is located in West Virginia and one is located in Northern Kentucky. The battalion headquarters is located in Columbus, the state capital.  Please call the Adjutant @ 614-405-8229 to confirm your duty station one month prior to your report date. Once your duty station is determined, I suggest you log in to Army One Source (www.armyonesource.com) where you can get valuable information on the area where you will be living. You should also receive a letter from your sponsor with more information about the community and local area and a welcome packet via email.

          Read through the Welcome Packet and it will answer many of your questions. Fill out the Info Survey form and return it to the email address from which it came. An assignment will be made after reviewing the information sheet. We will make every effort to accommodate you regarding your assignment request if you have one.

            Contact and visit your company or your station before coming to the Battalion. A checklist later in this Packet tells you what to bring with you to facilitate in-processing. There are no shortcuts.To ensure a smooth transition into the battalion you must have a valid driver’s license and a copy of your DA Form 348 (Drivers Qualification Record). It is strongly recommended that you do not sign any lease agreement or purchase a home until you have signed into the Battalion. It is possible that your assignment will be different from the one you were initially given based on the needs of a particular unit at the time of your arrival. It is also recommended that you request advanced pay to cover associated expenses with your move.

            Again -- congratulations on your assignment to the Columbus Recruiting Battalion.  We are positive you will find your tour both enjoyable and rewarding.  We look forward to you joining the “Spirit of Columbus” Team.

Again, Welcome to the Columbus Recruiting Battalion. Army Strong!




Contact Us

U.S. Army Columbus Recruiting Battalion
P.O. Box 3990
Columbus, OH  43218-3990

Battalion Headquarters

Executive Officer



Soldier &  Family Assistance


Ed Spec