Relocation Information

Arriving Soldiers

While PCS travel always has many surprises, knowing more about the area and the people you'll be working with can really help. This site is designed to help you familiarize yourself with your new community and enable you to contact your commander and 1st Sergeant.  Below are the numbers to the various companies to assist you with your transition to the area where you are being assigned.

GKC                                 (816) 531-3818

CAPE GIRARDEAU        (573) 335-4959

JOPLIN                            (417) 782-2806

LIBERTY                          (816) 792-8724

MANHATTAN                 (785) 776-7950

ST. LOUIS                       (314) 331-4138

MID-MISSOURI              (573) 563-0834


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Kansas City Recruiting Battalion Welcome Packet

On behalf of the Noncommissioned Officers of the Kansas City Recruiting Battalion, I would like to congratulate you on your selection to recruiting duty and, more importantly, welcome you and your family to this battalion.

The Kansas City Battalion, also known as the “Heartland Battalion”, is located approximately 26 miles from Fort Leavenworth and approximately 3 miles from the Kansas City International Airport. We are comprised of approximately 274 NCO’s, 12 officers and 29 civilians who are charged with the mission of recruiting top-notch Soldiers much like yourself. We cover the eastern half of Kansas and most of the state of Missouri, totaling over 151,540 square miles, with 20 recruiting stations and 8 company headquarters. We are a large unit with a tough mission, but one we can easily accomplish.

To assist you and your family in settling into your new assignment as a Recruiter, a sponsor from your soon to be assigned Recruiting Station will contact you. You will then be provided more specific information about your proposed assignment and area as well as general information about the battalion area. Any questions or concerns you have regarding this assignment, please contact myself, or the Battalion S1, at (816-891-8037).

For you and your family, we have an active Family Readiness Group with volunteers at the battalion, company and station levels ready to give their time and energy in support of our recruiting families. Also, pending the arrival of your household goods, each Company has a loaner kit that includes pots, pans and dishes and each nearby military installation has an extensive supply of loaner equipment for your needs.

We recommend that you arrive with sufficient funds to defray living expenses for at least two months. Our finance office is located in San Antonio, Texas, and pay delays are common. If you now have your pay going to a local bank, we strongly suggest that you do not close that account until you have an account here and have verified that your pay is being deposited. In addition, do not sign any leasing agreements or purchase any property until you have been assigned a recruiting station.

We look forward to your assignment to the best battalion in the 5th Brigade.      


CSM Richard A. Lewis    

Battalion Command Sergeant Major  

In-Processing Checklist

You must bring the following items with you at the time you in process:

  • PCS orders and any amendments to these orders
  • Original DA 31 (leave form)
  • Finance packet to include advance travel receipts (manila folder)
  • DD 1561 Request for Family Separation Allowance
  • MOS orders (provided by the Army Recruiter School)
  • Army Recruiter Course (ARC) graduation certificate
  • Vehicle registration (if you have two vehicles)
  • Information necessary to update DD 93 and SGLI
  • Military 201 file: 2A, 2-1, promotion packet (if applicable)
  • Last NCOER
  • Military ID card
  • Civilian and military drivers license
  • Reenlistment card
  • Quarters termination sheet if you lived in government quarters
  • OIF's if you have reintegration certification please bring with you
  • MEDPROS Update

It is extremely important you have all the above required documents at the time of your in-processing. This is a large battalion. You may have a long drive back to your pinpoint assignment if you forget any of these documents. In-processing must be completed on the day you arrive at the battalion.

Family Services

If you are moving here from previous recruiting assignment, you are already used to the unique Army lifestyle. However, if you are new to recruiting, you will find this Army assignment is unique in many way; one we hope you will enjoy and into which you can easily transition.

Think of this office as your mini-Army Community Services. We service roughly 500 people, to include Army recruiters, their families and single soldiers. We look forward to meeting you. If you need assistance, don't hesitate to contact us at (816) 891-8744 or by email.

Battalion Family Liaison Program Contacts:

Fax: 816-891-2524

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