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Army’s 5th Medical Recruiting Battalion named 'Top Recruiting Battalion of Excellence' for 2016

| 5th Medical Recruiting Battalion Public Affairs | Dec. 6, 2016


The 5th Medical Recruiting Battalion at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston, was recently named the “Top Recruiting Battalion of Excellence” in the U.S. Army’s Medical Recruiting Brigade for operational year 2016. 

“This tremendous accomplishment is a direct result of hard work, professionalism, and teamwork,” said Lt. Col. Michael T. Peacock, 5th Medical Recruiting Battalion commander. “These are easy works to say but much harder to put into action. Next year will be even tougher.”


Peacock and the battalion Command Sgt. Maj. Jesse Castellano Jr. accepted the award from Maj. Gen. Jeffrey J. Snow, commander of U.S. Army Recruiting Command, or USAREC, on behalf of the
Soldiers and civilians of the “Titan” Battalion during the command’s annual leadership training conference awards ceremony at Fort Knox, Ky.


The battalion is located on JBSA-Fort Sam Houston with a mission to recruit the future of Army Medicine in order to provide the Army with state-of-the-art healthcare. It also recruits Army chaplains from a full spectrum of faiths to minister to the spiritual needs of Army Soldiers and their families.


The Titan Battalion is comprised of U.S. Army Medical Department and Chaplain officers, noncommissioned officers and civilians who perform a variety of critical duties in support of the AMEDD and Chaplain recruiting mission and spans across 10 states and covers more than 720,000 square miles throughout the central plains of the United States.