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        Welcome to the Great Lakes Recruiting Battalion

        Welcome to the Great Lakes Recruiting Battalion. You are coming to a proud organization dedicated to providing the qualified personnel necessary for a strong Army. Look forward to a challenging and rewarding tour of duty.

        The Great Lakes Recruiting Battalion is organized into seven recruiting companies encompassing approximately 54,000 square miles.  We recruit out of 70 counties in the state of Michigan and cover the entire state less the Upper Peninsula.  There are few military installations in Michigan; therefore, government quarters, commissaries, PXs and military medical facilities are normally unavailable.  TRICARE is the main source for both military and family medical care.

        We are personally interested in providing you and your family with a smooth transition to your new duty assignment.  Feel free to contact us if we can provide any assistance to you and your family.  We need you and your talents in our most vital mission.

        We want to make your transition as smooth as possible.  We will send an AKO email informing you of your pin point duty assignment with your sponsor’s name and phone number. Please complete attached S-1 information data sheet, DA Form 5434 and forward them to your sponsor.  Upon arriving, ensure that you have the following items with you:  Last NCOER, finance packet, leave form, 201 file, and promotion packet (if applicable).   If you need further assistance, please contact 517-887-5770, the Command Secretary.

        Again welcome and congratulations!  We look forward to your arrival.

        Welcome to the Great Lakes Recruiting Battalion. Army Strong!

        LTC John F. Blankenhorn  -   CSM Rod N. Shepard

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