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Los Angeles Battalion History and Information

The Los Angeles Recruiting Battalion has a proud history serving this great nation and the Army, recruiting America's finest.

On October 1, 1964 the United States Army Recruiting Command (USAREC) was activated as a single command to handle recruiting and retention for the Active Army as a whole.

The Los Angeles Recruiting Battalion encompasses nearly 2,613 square miles with a total population of over 9,500,000. It’s entire complement of personnel, from the battalion down through its company commands and recruiting stations, consists of 230 military personnel and 32 federal employees.

Throughout its long history and many incarnations the Los Angeles Recruiting Battalion has been a productive main stay and critical part of the Army’s vital mission to recruit the necessary young men and women, America’s best, to fill the ranks of a modern, high technology Army.