Welcome to the 1st Medical Recruiting Battalion

Mission Statement

The Patriot Battalion recruits high quality and motivated healthcare professionals within the Northeastern portion of the United States and Europe through aggressive, technologically advanced, and targeted recruiting operations to achieve 100% of the precision mission and provide the US Army with state-of-the-art healthcare providers while focusing on developing future leaders and maintaining the welfare of our Soldiers, Civilians and their Families.

Vision Statement

The Fighting 1st Medical Recruiting Battalion is a premier team of well trained, adaptive leaders of character, grounded in the Army Values, who exercises disciplined initiative to recruit the highest quality health care and ministry professionals to sustain the readiness of America’s Army, while caring for our Soldiers, Civilians, and their families.


  • Create the Highest Quality Health Care Recruiting System for Integrating the best Health Care Professionals in support of the Future Force Army.
  • Provide a professional recruiting experience that puts Health Care Professionals’ needs first and results in a lifetime relationship with the U.S. Army.
  • Give Health Care Professionals access to the Army on their terms and deliver this access through empowered well-trained recruiters who reinforce our mission daily.
  • This focus is the foundation of everything we do, while taking care of soldiers, civilians and their families at the same time.


Mailing Address:

ATTN: (Office & Name)
United States Army
1st Medical Recruiting Battalion
4550 Parade Field Lane Suite 5502
Fort George G. Meade, MD 20755-5502

If you are interested in joining the Army or Army Reserves, call 1-888-710-2769,
 ext. 181 or visit

1st Medical Recruiting Battalion

Welcome to the 1st Medical Recruiting Battalion (MRB)! The MRB covers 15 states and over 260,000 square miles plus Europe. We have a vital mission of recruiting healthcare professionals for our Army. Our ranks are filled with officers, NCOs, civilians and contractors. General Chiarelli described recruiting as the “most important mission on the home front.” Although we’ve been in a persistent state of conflict for over a half a decade our recruiting numbers are at a all time high during this same period. We recruit the all volunteer healthcare force who will be charged with saving America’s Hero’s everyday. It takes everyone on the team to include support from home in order to accomplish this mission We thank each of you for stepping up to join the recruiting effort. I am confident that you will meet each challenge with a positive attitude and successfully accomplish your professional and personal goals while you are here.

As you begin your transition to recruiting duty we will assign you a sponsor. You will also receive a welcome packet from the battalion as well as a sponsor from your designated Medical Recruiting Company or Station. Our S-1 section can assist you in receiving the welcome packet. They can be contacted at (301) 677-7450 or you can email by clicking here. Please ensure you have the following checklist either completed, or items with you upon signing into the battalion. Many of our recruiting sites are not located on or near a military facility so it is important to prepare yourself prior to your move. Your sponsor will assist.

You will also need to attend the Healthcare Recruiters Course either during your PCS or shortly after you arrive. This is a three week course conducted at Ft Jackson, SC. We would also advise that you speak to every military healthcare professional that you come across to ask them “their story” – what was their draw to the military?

We look forward to having each of you on our team.

Again, Welcome to the Patriot Battalion.

Left to right: U.S. Army CPT Justin Kiel, CH (COL) Kiel, Chief of Chaplain Recruiting Division for the Medical Recruiting Brigade, and Reverend David Kiel, celebrate the promotion of CH (COL) Kiel from lieutenant colonel to colonel. Kiel attributes her successful career as an Army Chaplain to the sacrifices her family made on her behalf.
Medical Recruiting Brigade Chaplain Recruiting Division Chief promoted to Colonel
By Hunter Sage West | June 16, 2023
U.S. Army Chaplain Renee Kiel, Chief of Chaplain Recruiting Division for the Medical Recruiting Brigade, was promoted from the rank of lieutenant colonel to colonel.

Col. Katrina Walters, Commander of the U.S. Army Medical Recruiting Brigade, recently hosted the Army Medicine Experience in San Antonio.
MRB hosts 2023 Army Medicine Experience
By Hunter West | May 9, 2023
Col. Katrina Walters, Commander of the U.S. Army Medical Recruiting Brigade, recently hosted the Army Medicine Experience in San Antonio. The tour showcased all aspects of Army Healthcare to cultivate key stakeholders and community partner relationships.

Dr. (Major) Adam Bennett, prepares for cold weather training at Ft. Carson, Colorado. As the Dentist for the 10th Special Forces Group (Airborne), Bennett is solely responsible for the dental care of the entire Group.
Army dentist chose service for education, opportunity and brotherhood
By John Wollaston | July 5, 2022
Maj. Adam Bennett chose Army service as a way to pay for dental school, but through service, he also gained opportunities and a formed a brotherhood.

Army Captain Jerome C. Ferrin, an Army nurse and recruiter assigned to the U.S. Army Medical Recruiter Center – New York City, administers a COVID-19 vaccine dose to Sgt. 1st Class Glen Poor at the Fort Hamilton Reserve Center. U.S. Army Garrison Fort Hamilton and Keller Army Community Hospital coordinated efforts to deliver COVID-19 vaccines to the area community. U.S. Army Courtesy Photo
U.S. Army Recruiter Volunteers with Fort Hamilton COVID Vaccination Effort
By Trent Perrin | April 6, 2021
The nationwide COVID-19 vaccination effort continues to build momentum, and as the availability of vaccine supplies increases, the need for trained personnel to administer doses to communities also continues to grow. To help meet that demand, U.S. Army Capt. Jerome Ferrin decided to volunteer to support the U.S. Army Garrison Fort Hamilton vaccination clinic.

Master Sgt. Carolyn Lange, U.S. Army nurse and recruiter, administers a COVID-19 vaccine at Fort Meade, Maryland on Feb. 26.
Army recruiter volunteers to serve critical role in COVID-19 vaccination
By Trent Perrin | March 1, 2021
As the COVID-19 vaccination effort ramps up across the country, a key element to delivering the vaccine is having enough qualified healthcare workers to administer the doses. For Master Sgt. Carolyn Lange, this presented an opportunity to maintain her skills as a Licensed Practical Nurse while serving as a recruiter with the U.S. Army 1st Medical Recruiting Battalion on Fort Meade, Maryland.

Soldiers from U.S. Army's 452d Combat Support Hospital and Kuwait Army medical Soldiers perform patient decontamination, evacuation, and treatment during the Exercise Pacemaker II at the North Medical Military Complex, Kuwait, Feb. 20, 2019. (U.S. Army Reserve photo by Sgt. Philip Ribas)
Army offering incentives to medical specialties
By USAREC Public Affairs | Jan. 31, 2020
The U.S. Army is looking for motivated health professionals and has added eight medical specialties to the list of part-time careers eligible for $25,000-$75,000 in bonuses per year.

USAREC Recruiting Bell
USAREC providing assistance for Soldiers with deferred orders
By USAREC Public Affairs | Nov. 15, 2018
U.S. Army Recruiting Command’s personnel office is actively working to assist recruiters adversely impacted by a recent temporary deferment of orders.



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4550 Parade Field Lane Suite 5502
Fort George G. Meade, MD 20755-5502

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