The New York City Recruiting Battalion spans 1,677 square miles and, though it is not considered large geographically, the population serviced in the New York City Metropolitan area is one of the densest in the United States, exceeding 10 million. To meet this challenge, the assigned battalion strength of 270 military and civilian personnel is one of the largest in the United States Army Recruiting Command.
The New York City Recruiting Battalion has six recruiting companies and 39 recruiting stations including the Times Square Recruiting Station which is one of the most famous in the country. Brooklyn South Company has six recruiting stations in Brooklyn and Staten Island. Brooklyn North Company has six recruiting stations in Brooklyn and Queens. Metro Company has six stations in Manhattan. Long Island Company has eight stations and covers part of Nassau County and all of Suffolk County. Bronx Company has six stations in the Bronx and Westchester County. Queens Company has seven stations in Queens and Nassau County.
The Battalion targets a recruiting base of more than one million people focusing on 607 high schools, 115 post-secondary vocational technical schools and 97 colleges and universities. The battalion headquarters and Military Entrance Processing Station are located on Fort Hamilton less than a mile from the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge.