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Welcome to the Medical Recruiting Brigade

Welcome to the Highlander Brigade.  Our mission is to recruit the most specialized and elite forces for the United States Army which includes medical professionals and Chaplains.  Our focus is to provide the strength in these critical skills and provide the American public the confidence that we, as an Army team, will provide the health and wellness, spiritual strength, and most tactically proficient Soldiers to accomplish any mission.  We accomplish this mission through hard work, dedication, and support of our Soldiers, Civilians, and their Families.  The Highlander team is comprised of Soldiers, Civilians, Contractors and many Families who support in their own special way.  Without the Family support the mission is in jeopardy.  A motivated and supporting Family provides an encouraging environment required to remain focused on this critical mission.  Now more than ever, the Army and the Nation are depending upon each of us.  I call for your help in "Mobilizing the Army and the Nation" in support of the recruiting efforts, adhering to the Army Values and Warrior Ethos in all that we do.  We must do this with a "Vigilant and Steadfast" approach.


Welcome to the Medical Recruiting Brigade(MRB).  The MRB covers the largest geographical area of any brigade in USAREC which is virtually the world.  The MRB has five Medical Recruiting Battalions(MRBn).   Each has a geographical area of responsibility for a section of the MRB area.   If assigned to the MRB Headquarters at Fort Knox you may choose to live either on post or one of the surrounding areas such as Louisville, Radcliff, or Elizabethtown to name a few.  Your sponsor will assist you by providing housing information to help you make the correct decision for you and your Family.

You will be assigned a sponsor and receive a welcome packet from the Brigade.  You can also click on the Welcome Packet link on this site to view the Fort Knox MWR site that has most of the same information that you will receive in your packet about the local area.  This packet will provide you more information on your assignment and the area to which you are being assigned. For further information, contact the Brigade S-1 at (502) 626-1968 or you can e-mail the 9BDE-S1.

If you have Family members, it is best that they report with you to the Brigade Headquarters.  They will be briefed on Soldier and Family Assistance issues.   For information on all aspects of Soldier and Family Assistance, e-mail the MRB SFA.

If you are going to be assigned to one of the five Medical Recruiting Battalions, click on the battalion links to access information pertaining to your assignment to that battalion.

Again, Welcome to the Medical Recruiting Brigade. Vigilant and Steadfast!

COL Edward Mandril - CSM Jesse Castellano

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