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Jan. 10, 2020

Army recruiter helped five Illinois siblings enlist

It’s fairly common to enlist two siblings from the same family, sometimes three, but it is a truly rare occurrence when one recruiter enlists five individuals from one family.

Jan. 7, 2020

URGENT NEWS: Army Recruiting discredits military draft texts

A number of fraudulent text messages informing individuals they have been selected for a military draft have circulated throughout the country this week. U.S. Army Recruiting Command has received multiple calls and emails about these fake text messages and wants to ensure Americans understand these texts are false and were not initiated by this command or the U.S. Army.

Jan. 2, 2020

New entrance test to increase Soldier quality, reduce attrition

A new military entrance exam is now being given to Army recruits to predict performance, behaviors, attitude, and attrition of potential Soldiers. The pilot program is designed to see how the Army can get best-fit recruits, even in jobs that require slightly higher standardized test scores than the applicant achieved.

Jan. 1, 2020

Five siblings spend last holiday season together before basic training

As the holiday season came to a close, Spc. Austin and Pfc. Haley Wierzbicki cherished the last moments they had with their family in Walnut, Illinois, before returning to their respective duty stations to start the new year.

Dec. 19, 2019

USAREC deputy commander promoted to brigadier general

U.S. Army Recruiting Command’s deputy commander received his first star during a promotion ceremony at the Sadowski Center here today. Brig. Gen. Patrick Michaelis, who joined the USAREC command team in June, was promoted by Gen. Paul E. Funk, commanding general, U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command.

Dec. 13, 2019

17 recruiters earn master recruiter badge in 2019

Seventeen recruiters from across the command received the Master Recruiter Badge today.

Nov. 14, 2019

Army recruiters recieve Soldier's Medal

Two Army recruiters assigned to the Central California Army Recruiting Battalion received the Soldier's Medal during a ceremony held in San Francisco, California Nov. 9.

Oct. 31, 2019

USAMEB pioneers use of new leads system

Faced with a mission where every lead counts, the Army has streamlined the process used at events to collect, sort and provide information on potential applicants to recruiters nationwide.

Oct. 25, 2019

Army senior leaders: Recruiting is the ‘lifeblood’ of the Army

U.S. Army senior leaders recently launched the new Army People Strategy, and they made it clear this week that recruiters play a vital role in ensuring the Army has the right people in place to maintain an agile, talented force in the future.

Oct. 24, 2019

Year of the Recruiter

U.S. Army Recruiting Command’s top leaders announced fiscal year 2020 as “Year of the Recruiter” during the Annual Leaders Training Conference here this week.