U.S. Army Certificate of Recognition

Department of the Army
Headquarters, US Army Recruiting Command
Office of Advertising & Public Affairs
Fort Knox, KY

1 February 2001

Scout Leaders,

The U.S. Army Recruiting Command (USAREC) is proud to support Scouting in America through the U.S. Army Youth Certificate of Recognition Program. Scouts who achieve the rank of Eagle are entitled to receive this award at their Court of Honor ceremony. The certificate bears the signature of the Army’s Chief of Staff, the most senior four-star general in the U.S. Army. All requests for Youth Certificates of Recognition must be made in writing.

How to Obtain the U.S. Army Youth Certificate of Recognition:

  • Locate your nearest U.S. Army Recruiting Battalion on the USAREC map provided on this web site. The map demonstrates how the country is segmented into Army recruiting brigades and battalions. It also provides a directory of the current 46 U.S. Army Recruiting Brigades and Battalions, their names, addresses, phone numbers, and personnel. The map makes it easy for you to contact your local recruiting office.
  • Apply online by visiting http://www.goarmy.com/ycr/. We will guide you through the rest of the process.

Please do NOT send requests for certificates to the Pentagon. Pentagon personnel must forward the requests back to Recruiting Command Headquarters, which in turn forwards the requests on to the battalion. This method is time-consuming and costly. Consequently, sometimes scouts don’t receive their certificates in time for their ceremonies.

Whichever option you choose, please remember that your first point of contact is your local U.S. Army Recruiting Battalion. Each state has one or two recruiting battalion offices that will provide the certificates and, when possible, an Army Recruiter to attend the court ceremony and make the presentation.

We hope this streamlined process will result in more scouts receiving commendations and recognition for their outstanding actions. The U.S. Army looks forward to continued support of the BSA with its most enduring tribute to today’s youth—the U.S. Army Youth Certificate of Recognition.

Kathleen B. Johnson
Major, U.S. Army Recruiting Command