The U.S. Army Recruiting Atlanta Battalion is the Army’s regional recruiting effort for the northern portion of Georgia and parts of Tennessee (near Chattanooga) featuring six companies, 22 recruiting centers and 265 Soldiers.
The headquarters for the Battalion is not necessarily where PCSing soldiers will serve; there are many far-flung (and closer to HQ) assignments within the Battalion that could have soldiers living and working remotely and away from the main headquarters located in Atlanta proper.
Find information about USAREC Atlanta Battalion including the main commercial and DSN numbers for the base, information on basic services, base transportation, lodging for TDY and PSCing personnel, and inprocessing.
Mission & Units
The Atlanta Battalion’s mission is 100% recruiting-oriented. It consists of the following:
- Command: US Army Atlanta Recruiting Battalion
- Athens Recruiting Company Command 2nd Recruiting Brigade, Atlanta Recruiting Battalion
- Chattanooga Command: 2nd Recruiting Brigade, Atlanta Recruiting Battalion
- Marietta Recruiting Company
Command: 2nd Recruiting Brigade, Atlanta Recruiting Battalion
- Peachtree City Recruiting Company Command: 2nd Recruiting Brigade, Atlanta Battalion
Main address and Phone Numbers
U.S. Army Recruiting Battalion – Atlanta
1995 North Park Place, Suite 150
Atlanta, GA 30339
Important Contact Phone Numbers
- Battalion Headquarters 770-951-0898
- Executive Officer 770-951-0898
- Advertising and Public Affairs 770-951-2815
- Recruiter Trainers 770-955-8714
- Soldier & Family Assistance 770-850-8762 or 1-800-790-0963
- Virtual Recruiting Team 770-953-3593
- Information Management Officer 770-850-8589
- Education Specialist 770-980-0893
- Personnel Administration (S-1) 770-951-5443
- Operations (S-3) 770-951-0805
- Supply (S-4) 770-951-2404
Atlanta, Georgia itself is a thriving community with multiple military bases and a strong sense of connection with Army, Air Force, Guard, and Reserve missions. Atlanta has a wealth of major league sports including the Atlanta Braves and the Atlanta Hawks.
The city is home to some amazing family-friendly outings including the Georgia Aquarium, the Atlanta Botanical Garden, and the Atlanta Center for Civil and Human Rights tells important stories through its exhibits, mixed media collections, and more.
There are two blocks in Atlanta designated as National Historic Sites associated with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Those looking for live entertainment should explore the official sites for the Fox Theatre, the Center for Puppetry Arts, and Believe Music Hall.
One of the closest military bases to Atlanta is an Army Reserve Base in Forest Park, GA, roughly 20 minutes away. Those who need military base services might choose to start there, but three hours from Atlanta? Valdosta Georgia is home to Moody Air Force Base, which is likely to be a destination for some in need of “big base services” such as uniform alterations, military clothing sales, BX/PX, etc.
Valdosta is the 11th largest city in Georgia and has a population of nearly 50 thousand; area attractions include the Grand Bay Wildlife Management Area, the Turner Center For The Arts, and the Wild Adventures Theme Park.
Inprocessing and Check-In
All inbound PCSing soldiers are directed to contact the BN S-1 Section by calling 770-951-5464 or 5443 once orders are obtained. You may need to contact your sponsor or request that a sponsor be assigned to you prior to your final out processing date from your losing base.
There is no military medical facility at the Battalion; you will make healthcare choices with the help of the TRICARE Regional Office South, call 770-817-3152 or 678-209-5440 for more information and assistance.
There is no Child Development Center option for those assigned to USAREC Atlanta Battalion; instead all PCSing troops are directed to review their military childcare options by visiting MilitaryChildCare.com.
All troops PCSing to USAREC Atlanta Battalion are directed to manage their household goods shipments via the Defense Personal Property System at Move.mil. You can also use Childcare Aware of America as a resource for finding childcare near you. Call them at 800-424-2246
All PCS soldiers headed to the USAREC Atlanta Battalion should contact the Battalion Education Specialist 770-980-0893. School attendance may be dictated by zip code or the area where the military family lives; there are no DoD schools at the Battalion.
The Education Specialist can answer questions about enrolling in schools depending on where the family is living which will depend greatly on the assignment give to the soldier after inprocessing.
If you have orders to the Battalion you are encouraged to visit the U.S. Army Recruiting Command Government Leased Housing Office website. Due to the unique nature of recruiting command assignments, there is no centralized housing program but rather something called the Leased Government Housing Program; USAREC personnel and their families may be assigned to a location where the Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH) does not truly offset the housing expense.
The Leased Housing Office encourages all new arrivals to visit the website mentioned above and sign up for this program.
PCS and TDY Lodging
There are no government lodging facilities located at the Battalion HQ; contact your sponsor as soon as you have orders to USAREC Atlanta Battalion to learn what procedure is currently required to be reimbursed for commercial hotels and other costs incurred when no TLF is available for temporary lodging.
The nearest major airport is Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport; depending on your time of arrival the usual commercial taxis and ride sharing may be available; it’s best to coordinate with your sponsor as this airport is large, sometimes confusing to newcomers, and may require the help of your sponsor for transportation depending on how close to rush hour you might arrive.
Traffic issues in Atlanta are to be respected; make note of your departure and arrival times and discuss your arrival with your sponsor accordingly.
Vehicle Registration And Driver’s License
Most military installations require you to carry a valid ID, insurance paperwork, and registration for the operation of any privately owned vehicle. If you are assigned in the state of Georgia you can keep your out-of-state registration if there is a valid license and registration from another state.
USAREC Atlanta Battalion is a different operation from places like Hunter Airfield and Fort Stewart (both require proper ID, insurance, and registration with the State of Georgia or valid registration from another state.) Your assignment may be far from Battalion HQ and from other military bases, in many cases, the most you may have to worry about is making sure you are compliant with Georgia state law.