Welcome to the 5th Medical Recruiting Battalion
Welcome to the U.S. Army 5th Medical Recruiting Battalion (5th MRB) where our motto is “Raise Up…Hammer Down – Seize the Objective!” The Battalion’s mission is to recruit high quality health
care professionals to maintain the future of Military Medicine for our Soldiers, Family Members, and Retirees. Your assignment to this Battalion marks a pivotal point in your military career. While challenging at times, it is my hope that this experiences will be a rewarding one for you.
The 5th MRB has a long and successful history. The unit was activated on 1 October 1995 as the 5th AMEDD Recruiting Detachment after a merger between the Officer Procurement assets of the
Office of The Surgeon General and assets from United States Army Recruiting Command’s nurse recruiting teams. On 7 January 2005, the AMEDD detachments were re-designated as battalions by direction of the USAREC Commanding General. The 5th MRB has three Medical Recruiting
Companies with headquarters in San Antonio, Kansas City, and Houston. Each company is responsible
for at least four Medical Recruiting Centers. The 5th MRB’s footprint covers approximately 720,000 square miles over a ten state area. Our Battalion routinely performs in the top tier of all recruiting battalions, and that winning attitude is reflected in our team – your team.
The 5th MRB headquartered at Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio, Texas has Medical Recruiting Centers located in San Antonio, Lubbock, Houston, Dallas, Oklahoma City, Kansas City, St. Louis, Des Moines, Peoria, Omaha, Wichita, Little Rock, New Orleans, and Shreveport. The 5th MRB’s military personnel are comprised of a dedicated group of AMEDD Officers, Non-Commissioned Officers, Department of the Army civilians, and contractors who perform a variety of critical duties in support of the healthcare professional recruiting mission.
You are not only joining a team that has a history of winning, but also a family that looks out for its members. Phil Jackson once said, “The strength of the team is each individual member. The strength of each member is the team.” We know you will do your part to uphold the history of our team. I look forward to meeting you, recruiting with you, and having you as a member of this winning team. Again, welcome to the 5th MRB, “Raise Up…Hammer Down – Seize the Objective!”