The United States Army Recruiting Command (USAREC)

Updated: May 24, 2023
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    The USAREC is in charge of identifying and choosing potential candidates for the active-duty Army, Army Reserve, or Army National Guard. USAREC is responsible for identifying qualified individuals who meet the Army’s criteria and possess the required abilities to fulfill diverse positions within the Army.

    USAREC encompasses 7 recruiting battalions, which are currently divided into 48 companies and 333 different stations.

    USAREC recruits through outreach, advertising, and events. Recruiters provide info on Army opportunities and assist with the enlistment process.

    What does USAREC stand for?

    “USAREC” is an abbreviation for the United States Army Recruiting Command.


    How does USAREC recruit individuals for the Army?

    The Army’s medical recruiting efforts involve finding people who are interested in careers in medicine and recruiting them for Army medical jobs with incentives such as paid medical training and help with student loans.

    For example, the 6th Medical Recruiting Battalion in Nevada includes the following operations:

    • Battalion headquarters
    • Three medical recruiting companies
    • Chaplain Recruiting Company
    • Chaplain recruiting center
    • 16 Medical recruiting centers

    The 6th Medical Recruiting Battalion’s operations cover some 1,818,487 square miles and includes missions in: 

    • Texas
    • New Mexico
    • Colorado
    • Nebraska
    • Wyoming
    • Montana
    • Arizona
    • Utah
    • Nevada
    • California
    • Idaho
    • Oregon
    • Washington
    • Alaska
    • Hawaii

    There are similar efforts across all locations.

    Written by Joe Wallace

    Joe Wallace is a 13-year veteran of the United States Air Force and a former reporter for Air Force Television News.