1st Recruiting Brigade "The VICTORY BRIGADE"
Victory Brigade prospects, processes, and sustains future soldiers to achieve its FY10 precision mission requirements within the DA quality marks and resources allocated while simultaneously expanding both its market and number of partners; executes specified training and Command initiatives though discipline and adhering to standards in accordance with Army Values and Ethos all the while ensuring the quality of life of its Soldiers, Civilians, and Family members.
The 1st Recruiting Brigade is a trained and ready force of professionals dedicated to leading warriors into the world’s greatest fighting force through teamwork, recruiting with integrity, and treating everyone with dignity and respect – never forgetting that our Soldiers, Civilians, and Families are the keys to our success. We will ensure undeniable Victory!
The 1st Recruiting Brigade, located at Fort George G. Meade, Md., is one of six brigades in the U.S. Army Recruiting Command (USAREC). The Brigade consists of eight recruiting battalions, 49 companies, one European detachment, 327 recruiting stations, and 1,774 Recruiters all located in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions of the United States. We recruit men and women for the Regular Army, Army Reserve, Officer Candidate School, Army Chaplain Corps, Warrant Officer Flight Training, and various other Military Occupational Specialties, such as band, linguist, and Special Forces.
Prior to October 1964, the U.S. Army Northeast Region Recruiting Command (USANERRC) was an activity under the jurisdiction of the recruiting commanding general, First United States Army. In 1964, USANERRC was reformed as part of USAREC and consisted of 12 Army Recruiting Main Stations (RMS). Each RMS consisted of a recruiting element and an Armed Forces Examining and Entrance Station (AFEES). In June 1965, USAREC was reorganized to provide a separation of recruiting responsibilities from the examining, induction and processing procedures. On October 1, 1983. the Northeast region was re-designated the U.S. Army 1st Recruiting Brigade.