The USAREC Raleigh Battalion in North Carolina is responsible for recruiting new Army and Army Reserve members across more than 40,000 square miles and covering 76 counties. The battalion consists of more than 300 Army personnel who help meet the Army’s recruiting goals for the region.
Find information about USAREC, Raleigh 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 mission of USAREC, Raleigh is Active duty Army and Army Reserve recruiting. The Raleigh Battalion consists of the following companies:
The Raleigh Recruiting Battalion is nicknamed the “Bulldogs,” and like many Army recruiting efforts, this battalion is not co-located on an Army base, but rather in a civilian complex in Raleigh. This headquarters is responsible for five recruiting companies and 36 recruiting stations. The official site for the Bulldogs says it is responsible for most of the recruiting efforts in North Carolina. The Raleigh Battalion falls under the jurisdiction of 2nd Recruiting Brigade, Alabama.
Main Address & Telephone Number
117 Poplarwood Court
Raleigh, NC 27604
Important Raleigh Battalion Contact Numbers
- Battalion Headquarters (919) 875-0729
- Executive Officer (919) 872-3329
- Public Affairs (919) 872-3441/9147
- Recruiter Trainer (919) 872-9111
- Soldier & Family Assistance (919) 600-5586
- Budget, Accounting & Civilian Personnel (919) 872-3289
- Information Management (919) 872-9123
- Education Specialist (919) 875-0732
- Facilities (919) 954-7527
- S-1 (Military Personnel) (919) 850-3201 / (919) 954-7568
- S-3 (Operations)(919) 872-9111/12/13
- S-4 (Logistics) (919) 872-8697
The battalion is located in Raleigh, North Carolina, though many will physically serve elsewhere depending on the nature of their duties for the recruiting command.
For those PCSing to the Battalion, the surrounding area has much to offer–there are more than 20 free family friendly attractions including free admission to the three area museums–the North Carolina Museum of Art, The North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, and the North Carolina Museum of History.
Within the Battalion’s area of responsibility there are multiple military installations to use for BX/PX, commissary, base clinics, etc. They include:
- Fort Bragg, NC
- Seymour Johnson AFB, NC
- Fort Jackson SC
- Fort Lee, VA
PCSing soldiers should discuss their duty location options with their sponsors or the gaining command support staff. Where you live and work will be a big part of how you approach issues like healthcare, commissary and other on-post services, etc.
Inprocessing and Check-In
Soldiers are generally assigned to a Battalion while in Recruiter School. Following that, soldiers are assigned a sponsor who should be in touch within seven days.
Those assigned to the Raleigh Battalion should contact the Battalion (919-850-3201 or 919-954-7568) to discuss any questions about obtaining housing, school enrollment, etc. before doing so–the official site of the Battalion reminds incoming troops, “before signing any lease or enrolling children in schools, please sign into the S-1 section first to have your assignment confirmed.”
When in-processing, the following documents are required:
- PCS orders / amendments
- Original DA 31 (leave form)
- Finance packet
- Last NCOER & ASI orders (provided by the Army Recruiter School)
- Army Recruiter Course (ARC) graduation certificate (unless coming from OCONUS)
- Vehicle registration
- Information to update DD 93 and SGLI
- Military ID card
- Civilian / military driver’s license
- Accident Avoidance Course Certificate
- DA 705 and DD 5500/5501 if applicable
- Information Assurance/Awareness Training Certificates
While Battalion business is conducted at the Raleigh HQ building, many who work for the Battalion may serve elsewhere. The healthcare options you have open to you depend on where you physically live and work within the state.
There are multiple military bases in the state and your proximity to them will determine whether you are able to use such facilities for your healthcare needs. Assume you will need to use TRICARE for coverage in geographically remote (from a base or post) area.
All PCSing troops are encouraged to use the Military Child Care official site to locate child care in the area. The battalion, not being located on a military base, does not have on-site access to a Child Development Center.
All PCSing troops to the Raleigh Battalion are directed to track and manage their household goods shipments to the area using the Defense Personal Property System at Move.mil.
Dependent And Retiree ID Card Renewal, Replacement, New Issue
Depending on your duty location your ID card services may be met at one of the following military bases:
- Fort Bragg, NC
- Seymour Johnson AFB, NC
- Fort Jackson SC
- Fort Lee, VA
Use the RAPIDS system to make appointments for ID card services at the bases listed above.
School choice is dependent on location and PCSing troops may not know where they will physically serve within the state. It’s best to discuss school choice issues with your sponsor and/or a rep from Soldier & Family Assistance. Call them at (919) 600-5586 to discuss transfer requirements, education records and other required documentation, etc.
The Raleigh Battalion is headquartered in the civilian community, so there is no base housing office available–discuss your housing needs with your sponsor and do not commit to housing until AFTER you have talked to your sponsor and the S-1 section as your physical duty location may not be at the main Battalion building.
PCS and TDY Lodging
Those PCSing to the local area will need to coordinate with their sponsor to determine the best course of action for PCS lodging–there are no military lodging facilities located at the Battalion.
The closest airports to the Battalion are:
- Raleigh Durham International Airport
- Fayetteville Regional Grannis Field
- Piedmont Triad International Airport
Raleigh Durham is the closest, some 11 miles away, with Fayetteville around 50 miles from the Battalion. Piedmont Triad is the farthest, some 80 miles from Raleigh. The usual ride sharing and commercial taxis/shuttles may be available depending on the time and day of arrival. Coordinate with your sponsor for best results, especially when dealing with issues such as rush hour delays or other complications.
Vehicle Registration And Driver’s License
You must provide a vehicle title to register in North Carolina, the title is viewed as proof of legal ownership. For new vehicles, the laws of the State of North Carolina say the manufacturer’s certificate of origin is considered an “official transfer document”, but residents new to North Carolina or who have purchased a vehicle already registered in North Carolina must present the certificate of title properly assigned by the former owner.
U.S. Armed Forces and reserve component members (including dependents) are permitted to renew their North Carolina driver license in a driver license office before being deployed using the military designation.
Renewing a North Carolina driver license (or ID card) cancels out any licenses or ID from other states through the State-to-State Verification program.
A driver license (with a “military” designation) issued to active-duty military personnel may be renewed up to one year ahead of the license’s expiration date in a driver license office. Military or Department of Defense documents are required.