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
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
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
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