Recruiting Station Albany
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1st Marine Corps District
Albany, New York


RSS Syracuse Pool PT

U.S. Marine Corps Recruiters with Recruiting Substation Syracuse conduct physical training with participants in the Delayed Entry Program, Feb. 17,...


2nd Marine Aircraft Wing Brass Band Performance

U.S. Marines with the 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing Band perform at Duchess Community College, Poughkeepsie, New York, Feb. 16, 2024. Part of the 2nd...


Central NY Combined Pool

The American Warrior Festival hosted a workout event with U.S Marines from Recruiting Station Albany at Blood Iron Barbell, Syracuse, New York, Mar....


Musician Enlistment Option Program

One of our own Marines, SSgt. Kaiser at Central New York Marine Officer had pursued his passion for music while he was in the Musician Enlistment...


RS Albany Sports Leadership Academy Wrestling Clinic

U.S. Marines with Recruiting Station Albany attend the wrestling clinic with the United States Marines Corps Sports Leadership Academy (USMC SLA) at...


1 Buffington Street

 Watervliet Arsenal

 Watervliet, NY 12189


Chief: Staff Sgt. Morales Noel

(518) 266-6112


Chief: Gunnery Sgt. Niles Ceasar

(518) 266-6116

Marketing and Communications

Chief: Sgt. Cano Gerardo

(518) 424-9838

Information Systems

Chief: Randy Atwood

(518) 266-6109

Recruiting Substation Phone Number Address
RSS Capital District (518) 489-4034 Colonie Center, #234, Albany, NY 12205
RSS Champlain (518) 563-6770 1944 Williston Road, South Burlington, VT 05403
RSS Finger Lakes (585) 393-9604 115 Eastern Blvd, Canandaigua, NY 14424
RSS Kingston (845) 383-3613 1308 Ulster Ave, Kingston, NY 12401
RSS Middletown (845) 343-0428 453 E. Route 211, Middletown, NY 10940
RSS Peekskill (914) 737-4032 1045 Park St, Peekskill, NY 10566
RSS Rochester (845) 323-3537 1534 W Ridge Rd, Rochester, NY 14615
RSS Saratoga (518) 587-1578 100 Saratoga Village Blvd #20, Ballston Spa, NY 12020
RSS South Buffalo (716) 835-1761 2820 Sheridan Dr, Tonawanda, NY 14150
RSS Southern Tier (315) 427-2650 2317 Vestal Pkwy, Vestal, NY 13850
RSS Syracuse (518) 321-1162 372 Northern Lights Plaza, Syracuse, NY 13212
RSS Utica (518) 728-3854 4848 Commercial Drive, New Hartford, NY 13413
RSS Westchester (914) 428-4543 20 Mamaroneck Ave, White Plains, NY 10601


Officer Selection Station Phone Number Address
OST Albany (518) 339-3407 2021 Wester Ave, Albany, NY 12203
OST Buffalo (716) 633-1406 Commons, 520 Lee Entrance #208, Buffalo, NY 14228
OST Syracuse (315) 345-0791 344 W. Genesee St, Syracuse, NY 13211

If you are Marine and desire to serve with Recruiting Station Albany, please reach out to us for more information!

We have a few options available to help you.

  • Active Duty Marines selected for the HSST (Involuntary) who desire a "By-Name Request" to guarantee orders to RS Albany after Basic Recruiters Course (BRC).
  • Active Duty Marines volunteering for Special Duty Assignment (SDA) on Recruiting Duty who rate Recruiting Station Incentive (RSI).
  • Active Duty Marines who desire to spend some time near their home of record and support recruiting operations on Permissive Temporary Additional Duty (PTAD).
  • Active Duty Marines completing entry level training who want to return home and support recruiting operations for 10 days after boot camp (Boot Leave).
  • Active Duty Marines awaiting training for their initial MOS school who want to return home and support recruiting operations on PRASP.
  • SMCR/IRR Marines who desire to transition to Active Duty through the Prior Service Enlistment Program (PSEP).
  • SMCR/IRR Marines who desire to activate for six weeks in support of recruiting operations and earn full time pay and JEPES bonus points for cutting scores on Recruiting Assistance (RA).
  • SMCR/IRR Marines who desire to activate for up to three years on Extended Active Duty (EAD) as an 8411 Canvassing Recruiter; with the potential to lateral move to 8412 Career Recruiter.

For all of the above, send an email to Include a copy of your Professional Bio and Resume, samples provided below.


We look forward to working with you soon!

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Staff Sgt. Andrew C. Gilbert
1st Marine Corps District Equal Opportunities Advisor

Office: (516) 228-2173


All service members seeking advice/guidance or those seeking to file a complaint of Prohibited Activities and Conduct to include:


-Sexual Harassment


-Prohibited discrimination based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex (including pregnancy), gender identity, or sexual orientation

-Wrongful distribution of intimate images

-Dissident and protest activities


Recruiting Station Albany Leaders

Maj. Thomas B. Simonds
Recruiting Station Albany - Commanding Officer

Major Simonds currently serves as the Commanding Officer of Recruiting Station Albany, New York. He has performed in this capacity since June of 2023.

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Sgt. Maj. Justin Park
Recruiting Station Albany - Sergeant Major

Sergeant Major Justin Park currently serves as the Sergeant Major, RS Albany, NY.  He has performed in this capacity since February, 2023.

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MSgt. Kelly Rose Brodmerkel
Recruiting Station Albany- Recruiting Instructor

Master Sergeant Kelly Rose Brodmerkel was born in Honesdale, Pennsylvania and is a native of Highland Lake, New York.

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