Syracuse Recruiting Battalion Welcome Packet
Your sponsor should have contacted you and should be assisting you in attending to your family's needs, and should also assist you during your in-processing. He or she will help you settle in, show you around your new community and introduce you to your recruiting team. All of this should happen prior to you coming to in-process the battalion. The first work day after arrival, you must call the Battalion Personnel Administration Center (PAC) at (315) 479-8532 to sign off leave. Also, you'll make your appointment to in-process at the battalion. If you have not heard from your sponsor, call the Battalion Adjutant at (315) 479-8532 for assistance.
The uniform for in-processing is ACU's. If you arrive out of uniform, you'll be directed to return the following duty day to in-process.
If you have lived or have been assigned to this area in the past you might recall that our unit was located in the top floors of the Syracuse Federal Office Building. In April 2001, the battalion left its long-time home in the Federal Building and moved across the street to "The Atrium," a three-story office building next to Clinton Square. Our present address is:
U.S. Army Recruiting Battalion Syracuse
The Atrium Bldg.
2 Clinton Square, Suite 230
Syracuse, New York 13202-1042
You can see our building at http://www.syracuse.com/clintoncam/.
The Atrium is the brown, brick building with the smoked-glass windows that appears behind the Clinton Square Soldiers and Sailors Monument in the web-cam picture.
An aerial view can be found at http://www.syracusefun.com/pages/index.html
Upon your arrival at the Syracuse Recruiting Battalion, you will need to report first to the battalion PAC. You'll be offered a hearty welcome and a cup of coffee.
If you're coming from overseas, you most likely have already contacted us, or we in turn have made contact with you directly (or through your sponsor) and have given you your specific assignment in the battalion. Likewise, if you have already received your pinpoint assignment to the Syracuse Battalion after completing the recruiter course at Fort Jackson, let us know, and provide us a copy of your orders.
You'll be asked to provide us with your DA31 (leave form), PCS orders, DA forms 2A and 2-1, Army Recruiter Course Diploma, NCOER, Government Quarters termination orders (if applicable), Special Duty Allowance Pay (SDAP) orders and Finance documents, and a copy of your current lease.
We'll sign you into the battalion and ask you if you want to start or make any changes to current allotments. We'll ensure you're signed up for Direct Deposit, we'll request a copy of your Leave and Earnings Statement (LES); we'll ask if you have any family members enrolled in the Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP); if you do, we'll ensure your situation is taken care of. If you're married to another service member or a sole parent, we'll ask to see a family care plan or help you initiate one. We'll initiate your Housing Allowance and Rations Not Available paperwork. We'll amend any orders if necessary, and help you complete your travel claim.
After this is all completed, we'll give you a tour of the battalion headquarters area and introduce you to key battalion staff. Your spouse is welcome to accompany you during in-processing.