USAREC, Cleveland Battalion is based in Cleveland Ohio, and is responsible for Army recruiting efforts in an area that includes the northern portion of Ohio, plus western Pennsylvania. It’s an Army Recruiting “footprint” covering more than 25,000 square miles and more than 50 counties in the two states.
Find information about USAREC, Cleveland 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
USAREC Cleveland Battalion is focused on recruiting Army and Army Reserve members. There are multiple Army Recruiting Companies under the Battalion, including:
- Cleveland Battalion Hqs
- Medina Company
- Cleveland Metro Company
- New Castle Company
- Canton Company
- Marion Company
- Toledo Company
- Warren Company
Main Address And Phone Numbers
US Army Recruiting Battalion Cleveland
US Bank Centre
1350 Euclid Avenue, Suite 1000
Cleveland, OH 44115
The Battalion and its’ companies can be reached at the following phone numbers:
- Cleveland Battalion headquarters 216-482-3555
- Medina Company 330-722-1745
- Cleveland Metro Company 216-861-6051
- New Castle Company 724-652-7170
- Canton Company 330-493-1460
- Marion Company 740-383-4763
- Toledo Company 419-536-8684
- Warren Company 330-505-1101
The Cleveland Battalion is not located on a military base. Those who need certain services from a military base may need to use them at other installations in the area–Fort Knox in Kentucky is the nearest for military clothing sales, household goods support, and military medical care.
The State of Ohio has much to offer for sports fans and music; the Cleveland Indians and Cincinnati Reds are major league baseball draws in the state, and Cleveland itself offers the Browns, the Cleveland Indians, plus the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
The Cleveland Museum of Art is a draw for those who want to explore the visual arts, and there is plenty of fine dining and local cuisine including Taza–a Lebanese grill, and Tommy’s Restaurant in Cleveland Heights is a popular vegetarian-friendly destination.
Two hours away by car you’ll find the state capitol, Columbus, Ohio named as one of the six “best big cities” in 2016, and the area features a number of historic sites including The Thurber House, home of acclaimed 20th century humorist James Thurber.
Inprocessing and Check-In
Due to the nature of military duty at an Army Recruiting Battalion, you will need to check with your sponsor to learn about issues related to your check-in and in-processing. Part of this has to do with the fact that those PCSing to the Battalion may not be serving at the headquarters.
You won’t know where to start searching for housing, child care, or medical services until you know the physical duty location where you will work.
You will receive a sponsor packet; all questions should be directed to your sponsor, or by contacting the Cleveland Battalion Soldier and Family Assistance Program Manager at 216-802-1407 or 216-379-6035.
All inbound PCSing troops assigned to the Battalion should contact their TRICARE rep about in-network coverage in the Cleveland area.
There are no Child Development Center services offered at the Battalion. If you are PCSing to the Cleveland Battalion, contact your sponsor, or you can call Child Care Aware of America at 800-424-2246 to get help locating child care in the Cleveland area or elsewhere. You can also get advice from the Cleveland Battalion Soldier and Family Assistance Program Manager at 216-802-1407.
All inbound PCSing troops to the Cleveland Battalion should track and manage their household goods shipments via the Defense Personal Property System at Move.mil. You can also get support from the TMO office at Fort Knox, Kentucky, which is the nearest Army base that can provide household goods support. Call them at (502) 624-2037.
Dependent And Retiree ID Card Renewal, Replacement, New Issue
Fortunately, there is local support for ID card services thanks to the United States Coast Guard, which operates a base in Cleveland located at:
1240 East 9th St., Rm. 2679
Cleveland, OH 44199
Appointments can be scheduled online through the RAPIDS Appointment Scheduler. You will generally need two forms of unexpired ID to obtain ID card services. Any ID card needs for dependents without the sponsor present will generally require an appropriate power-of-attorney from the sponsor.
Military duty at the Battalion means possible residence anywhere within the recruiting “footprint” in Cleveland and Pennsylvania. That is over 25,000 square miles, so you will need to check with your sponsor and the gaining command to see where you may need to investigate school options.
Depending on where you are assigned within the Battalion’s area of operations, you will most likely be required to live in the community rather than in military housing on-post. It’s likely you may be assigned in an area that is not adjacent to a military base, so it’s best to plan ahead and assume you will be living in the local area. Discuss housing issues with your sponsor to learn what current issues might affect your move to the area.
PCS and TDY Lodging
Those who PCS or come to Cleveland on Temporary Duty will likely be required to stay in a private hotel or similar lodging. Ask your sponsor about obtaining a Non-Availability Statement for getting reimbursed for off-post lodging expenses in the Cleveland area.
Cleveland Hopkins Airport is 14 miles from Cleveland. The usual ride sharing and commercial taxis and shuttles are available depending on the time of arrival, rush hour, tourist season demand, and other variables. It is best to coordinate your arrival into Cleveland with your sponsor to help navigate traffic delay issues and other factors. Cleveland rush hour can create delays anywhere from ten to 45 minutes. Not the worst rush hour in the world, but definitely one worth planning around if you can help it.
Vehicle Registration And Driver’s License
Since the Battalion HQ is not located on a military base, there are no special requirements to operate a privately owned vehicle except for Ohio mandatory requirements for insurance, seat bets, cell phone use, and other regulations.
You may be required to register your vehicle in the State of Ohio within 30 days of relocating to the state, and proof of insurance is required for all vehicles. When operating your privately owned vehicle on the installation, you are subject to random search or other security procedures.