The United States Army Recruiting Battalion, Nashville has its headquarters in Nashville, Tennessee, and has a total recruiting area of more than 61,000 miles.
The Battalion is responsible for recruiters and recruiting efforts in more than 160 counties in Tennessee, Kentucky, Illinois, Indiana and Virginia. Find information about USAREC Nashville Battalion including the main commercial and DSN numbers for the base, information on basic services, base transportation, lodging for TDY and PCSing personnel, and inprocessing.
Mission & Units
The Nashville Battalion mission is essentially recruiting operations and everything that entails–finding, interviewing, processing, and shipping out new Army Recruits both officer and enlisted. The Nashville Battalion employs some 300 active Army and Army Reserve Soldiers and 20 Department of the Army civilians and contractors with support coming from Military Entrance Processing Facilities located in Nashville, Louisville, and Knoxville.
The Nashville Battalion is responsible for the following recruiting companies:
- Clarksville Company
- Elizabethtown Company
- Johnson City Company
- Knoxville Company
- Lexington Company
- Louisville Company
- Nashville Company Command
Main Address And Phone Numbers
2517 Perimeter Place Drive
Nashville, TN 37214-3671
Important USAREC Nashville Battalion Contact Phone Numbers
- Battalion Headquarters 615-871-4046
- Executive Officer 615-871-4046
- APA 615-871-4172
- RT 615-872-4076
- Soldier & Family Assistance 615-872-7519
- Budget & Accounting 615-889-0175
- IMO 615-871-9016
- Ed Spec 615-871-4070
- Facilities 615-871-9727
- S-1 615-871-4078
- S-3 615-871-4167
- S-4 615-871-4157
The USAREC Nashville Battalion HQ is located in a great place to take advantage of the Nashville experience–live music, Nashville cooking (including the famous Nashville Hot Chicken craze), and sights including the Ernest Tubb’s Record Store, the boutique of the famous tailor to the stars, Manuel Cuevas (he’s the person responsible for getting Johnny Cash to wear all black) and much much more.
Fort Campbell is an hour-plus from Nashville and roughly two and a half hours away from Fort Knox. MLB fans stationed near or traveling to Fort Knox will want to plan a visit to nearby Louisville for the Louisville Slugger Museum and Factory. You can also explore Sears Island and the Searsport Antique Mall.
In the Fort Campbell area don’t miss Land Between The Lakes with its kayaking, fishing, camping, and hiking. There is also caving at Mammoth Cave National Park as well as a sampling of local wine grown and bottled at Beachaven Vineyards and Winery.
Inprocessing and Check-In
All PCSing soldiers are assigned a sponsor and should get a welcome packet from USAREC Nashville Battalion. Be sure to contact your sponsor for specific check-in procedures; when you arrive in the local area, you will check in at Battalion Headquarters. All troops who do not hear from their sponsor or require more information should call the Battalion at 615-886-1316.
With exceptions for those serving close to Fort Knox and Fort Campbell, most who are assigned to a location within the Nashville Battalion’s “footprint” will use TRICARE and get their healthcare in the local community. Call your TRICARE Rep to discuss your coverage options and other issues.
Other Crucial Services
Due to the size of the Nashville Battalion’s coverage area, you’ll likely be required to seek out the nearest installation or base to get services including Common Access Cards, DEERS updates, and other services. Those closest to the Battalion HQ will find Fort Knox and Fort Campbell to be the most likely source for such services–the headquarters itself is NOT a military base and has limited services. Choose Fort Knox or Fort Campbell for the following as appropriate:
- CAC Card: Fort Campbell/Fort Knox
- Finance: Fort Knox
- Personnel Records: Fort Knox
- Household Goods: Fort Campbell
- Family Support: Fort Campbell/Fort Knox/Battalion
- Legal Assistance: Fort Campbell/Fort Knox
- Family Advocacy Services: Fort Campbell/Fort Knox/Battalion
The USAREC Nashville Battalion assigns recruiters and other personnel through its entire coverage area which exceeds 61,050 square miles. Your school choices will depend greatly upon where within the Nashville Battalion’s coverage area you are physically serving in.
It can be helpful to call the School Liaison Office for the nearest military installation but you likely won’t know the geographic area where you’ll be serving until after (or during) inprocessing.
Due to the unique nature of the Army Recruiting mission, your housing situation will depend greatly on where you are assigned within the recruiting battalion.
There are two major military bases in the area (Fort Knox and Fort Campbell) and those who are assigned to recruiting zones near a military base may have access to base housing services there depending on circumstances, mission requirements, arrangements made between the battalion and neighboring bases.
If you have PCS orders to the battalion, contact the Support Services Specialist about housing issues by calling 615-871-9727.
PCS and TDY Lodging
The nearest military base to the battalion HQ is more than an hour and a half away by car; it is likely that PCSing troops will need to find accommodations in the local area.
Contact your sponsor as soon as you have orders and a sponsor assigned (or you may request a sponsor if you aren’t assigned one) to ask about lodging issues including statements of non-availability so you can get reimbursed for off-post lodging on your travel voucher.
Nashville International Airport is the nearest major airport. Like many major cities, your time and day of arrival will play a big part in your transportation options and time spent in transit from the airport. PCSing troops and those flying to the area on TDY orders are advised to contact their sponsor or gaining unit ahead of time to discuss transportation and check-in options.
Depending on the time of your arrival, tourist season in Nashville, and other variables your travel time via the usual ride sharing or commercial taxis or shuttles your journey time could increase dramatically.
Vehicle Registration And Driver’s License
Military bases in the area may require 100% ID checks entering and/or leaving post depending on current threat levels or other factors. All vehicles are subject to search at any time. You must carry a current and unexpired photo ID to gain access to any base near the battalion.
All vehicles must comply with Kentucky state law requirements including minimum insurance coverages, seat belt use, hands-free cell phone requirements, and more. Kentucky state law requires all drivers including military members to register in the state within a state-defined deadline after moving. An in-state drivers’ license is also required.