Info on the Navy Recruiting Command

The Navy Recruiting Command (NRC) has been around since the Revolutionary War. During this time (1775) recruiters became part of the Marine Committee. As the importance of Navy continued to grow, the Secretary of the Navy took over the reins and became responsible for all recruiting related activity.

Over the years, the responsibility of Navy recruiting changed hands several times. From the Bureau of Construction and Repair to the Bureau of Navigation to the Bureau of Naval Personnel in 1942, many departments have been staffed with this important task.

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The military draft came to an end in April 1971. At this point, a deeper emphasis was placed on recruiting. It was at this time that the Navy Recruiting Command was created.

At this time, the Navy Recruiting Command is located at the Naval Support Activity Mid-South in Millington, Tennessee.

The main goal of the Navy Recruiting Command is to find and recruit men and women to serve the country in today’s US Navy.

Navy Recruiting Command Personnel

There are currently 7,000 people working for the Navy Recruiting Command. This includes contractors, civilian, and military personnel.

As of late 2011, there are more than 4,500 Navy recruiters including Enlisted, Officer Active, and Reserve Recruiters.

With approximately 1,450 stations in 26 recruiting districts, Navy Recruiting Command personnel are located all over the country.

Want to Join the Navy?

If you are interested in enlisting in the Navy you can learn more by setting an appointment with a recruiter at your local command. During this time, you can discuss your eligibility, the benefits of enlisting, the process of moving forward, and anything else that is on your mind.

Thanks to the Navy Recruiting Command this branch of the military remains strong. Year after year, recruiters all over the country are responsible for attracting tens of thousands of enlistees.

The Navy Recruiting Command has come a long way over the years. However, for more than 200 years the primary goal has remained pretty much the same: to find and recruit the best men and women in the United States.

5 Responses to "Info on the Navy Recruiting Command"

  1. Jacob Peacock  October 20, 2011 at 2:25 pm

    I’m interested in a career as a helicopter machanic, I’m in the 11th grade and my question is do I have to have a high school deploma or will you accept a GED Cert?

  2. Michael Butler  July 24, 2012 at 12:08 pm

    I am a veteran of the US Army. I have 9 3/4 years in the Army and have been out since 1999. I would like to know if there is any chance of me enlisting into the Navy so I continue my Military career.

  3. Olliedan Serrano  August 13, 2015 at 7:37 am

    I’m a Filipino citizen is there any chance for me to join to the navy? Because since I was child this is dream and now I grew up I’m still interested to become a U.S. Navy, I’m working as a GSE technician here in UAE. I hope you will give me chance.. Thank You.

  4. Jon Ziskowski  January 2, 2017 at 7:21 pm

    I would like to join the Navy my age is 34 will that be a problem , also I have some college No Degree , I’d like to Major in Psychology… Thank You.

  5. larryf  January 13, 2017 at 9:19 am

    Hey Jon, of course we’re not the military nor the Navy, but I would call your local Navy recruiter. Best, Larry

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