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Jan. 8, 2021

From homeless, to green, to gold: An Army officer’s humble beginnings

Orphaned and alone, 1st Lt. Matthew Mickey was a homeless teenager when he walked into an Army recruiting station in 2001. Now he is an executive officer for the Army in New York City, nearly 20 years after attacks there changed the course of his life.

Dec. 18, 2020

Gators, community collect toys for Soldiers

It was the first week for collecting toys and Kristen Fry didn’t know what to expect when she walked into Dollar Tree. It was a rough year, 2020. People might not be able to give as much. She introduced herself to the manager.

Dec. 17, 2020

Recruiters safe after shots fired at North Carolina station

A gunman fired shots into a recruiting station in Greensboro, North Carolina, the evening of Dec. 14, causing damage to the facility entrance but no injuries to any military personnel.

Oct. 1, 2020

USAREC announces 2020 NCOs of the year

U.S. Army Recruiting Command leaders have selected the four 2020 noncommissioned officers of the year.

July 8, 2020

USAREC Best Warrior named after first-ever virtual competition

A 2nd Recruiting Brigade Soldier was named the U.S. Army Recruiting Command Best Warrior after the command’s first virtual competition held June 22-25. Staff Sgt. Channing Hosey, who is a recruiter in the Raleigh Battalion, won the weeklong competition, which included a combination of physical challenges at the home station and a virtual board to test their knowledge.

Jan. 24, 2020

First recruiters in 10 years receive ultimate recruiting achievement award

The Army’s top recruiting award was presented for the first time in 10 years to eight recruiters from the Raleigh Recruiting Battalion at a ceremony held here today.

Oct. 10, 2019

Army recruiter draws on love of Jiu Jitsu to reach community

In Thomasville, Georgia, a community with a small Army presence, Staff Sgt. Ralph Cajuste is making an indelible impact and concerted effort to expose local youth to the benefits of an Army career.

Oct. 3, 2019

CG Defender of Liberty award 4th quarter announcement

Congratulations to the following 138 stations and 11 companies for achieving the USAREC 4th quarter of fiscal year 2019 Defender of Liberty award. The criteria to receive this award is earned through hard work, perseverance, and sheer dedication as a team to every facet of the Recruiting mission.

Sept. 10, 2019

2019 USAREC Civilian Employees of the Year announced

U.S. Army Recruiting Command congratulates its 2019 Civilian Employees of the Year, who were selected from the headquarters and brigade-level winners.

Aug. 13, 2019

Soldier recruits wife to join Army

Staff Sgt. Joshua Mitchell is used to talking with various people about military careers and the benefits that are offered to those who choose to wear the uniform and serve their country as a Soldier. As a recruiter in the Malden, Massachusetts area, he is constantly talking to strangers, even off-duty, according to his wife Eunjee.

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