U.S. Army Recruiting 4th Brigade Guide
U.S. Army Cadet Command 4th Brigade is located at Fort Liberty, North Carolina. Unlike some Army recruiting operations, this one is physically located at the base and assigns its troops from there. Other U.S. Army Recruiting operations are typically located off-post and don’t rely on the services of an installation.
Fort Liberty is said to have one of the highest populations of any stateside military base in the Department of Defense. Below, you can learn more about the 4th Brigade, Fort Liberty, the surrounding area, housing, schools, and childcare options.
Fort Liberty got its start as Camp Bragg back in 1918. In the beginning, the installation served as an artillery training center. You can read a more detailed history at our Fort Liberty, North Carolina military base guide.
Fort Liberty Surrounding Area
Fort Liberty is part of a thriving military community. Approximately 50 thousand troops are assigned here, working alongside 14 thousand civilian employees. Fort Liberty crosses Cumberland, Hoke, Harnett, and Moore counties. It’s located mainly in Fayetteville but also partly resides in Spring Lake.
Nearby attractions include Cape Fear River Trail, the Cape Fear Botanical Gardens, plus a veteran-themed state park. Other nearby options include the 1897 Poe House, Airborne and Special Operations Museum, and Arsenal Park.
U.S. Cadet Command 4th Brigade Mission
The 4th Brigade collaborates with universities to recruit and develop Senior ROTC Cadets. The Brigade also partners with local high schools to run Junior ROTC programs in their area.
In-Processing and Check-In
All troops PCSing to the 4th Brigade or traveling there on TDY orders are directed to check in with the Fort Liberty Reception Company during normal duty hours, after duty hours, weekends, and holidays.
Call 910-396-4250 or DSN 312-236-4250 for assistance. Once you have checked in you have 5 duty days to accomplish all in-processing.
Members of the 4th Brigade can use one of 12 Child Development Centers throughout the installation. These centers offer child care for children ages 6 weeks to 5 years. Research your Fort Liberty childcare options at MilitaryChildCare.com, or contact your sponsor for help getting started.
Housing at Fort Liberty is privatized and operated under a public/private arrangement with Corvias Military Housing. Call 910-495-0878 or toll-free at 1-866-206-1365 when you have orders to the base. Single Soldiers (SSG and below) assigned to 4th Brigade may be required to reside on-post in the barracks.
Report to the Housing Referral Office before signing any lease or purchase agreement for off-base housing.
PCS and TDY Lodging
Due to high demand, temporary lodging at Fort Liberty requires reservations. Make them as early as possible by calling 910-396-7700, ext 1711. You may qualify for up to 10 days of Temporary Lodging Expenses (TLE) during your PCS move.
Pet-friendly facilities are extremely limited, don’t bring pets without making prior arrangements.
The closest airports to Fort Liberty include:
- Greensboro Piedmont Triad International Airport (26 miles)
- Raleigh–Durham International Airport (44 miles)
- Fayetteville Regional Airport (71 miles)
- Charlotte Douglas International Airport (89 miles)
New members of the 4th Brigade on PCS orders should coordinate arrival with a sponsor or 4th Brigade command support staff.
Vehicle Registration And Driver’s License
According to DoD literature, to enter Fort Liberty the first time you must be prepared with a current military ID, or get ready to be searched. “You will need to show your military ID. If you do not have your military ID, you will need the following: driver’s license, vehicle registration; proof of insurance. Your vehicle will be searched.”
Fort Liberty and those assigned to 4th Brigade headquarters are served by Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) schools, and families living on base “within 90 school days” are approved to attend Fort Liberty Schools, according to the DoD. However, there are no DoDEA high schools on base.
High-school-age students may attend Smith High School in the Cumberland County School District.
Other off-post school options may depend on the servicemember’s address. The Fort Liberty School Liaison Office can help. Call them at 910-432-1023 to learn the most current transfer requirements and new student enrollment guidelines.
Colleges and Universities
Troops and family members of the 4th Brigade are served by The Fort Liberty Army Education Center. Services include the following:
- College Level Exam Program (CLEP)
- Dantes Subject Standardized Tests
- Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB)
- General Classification Testing (GCT)
- Defense Classification Testing (DCT)
- Defense Language Study Program
- SAT and ACT Tests;
- Graduate Records Exams (GRE)
- National Certification Exams
Call for more information: 910-432-2826 or DSN 312-239-2826. There are many colleges in the area, including:
- Fayetteville State University
- Fayetteville Technical College
- Campbell University
- Pembroke University
There are also three Army Learning Centers on-post.
Related: Ultimate GI Bill Guide
Soldier Support Center
Building 4-2843 Normandy Street
Fort Liberty, NC 28310
Important Contact Numbers
All numbers are prefixed 910:
- Action Line 396-Boss (2677)
- Army Substance Abuse Program 396-4100
- Army Community Service 396-8682/8683
- Corvias Military Living 495-0878
- Crime 396-0391/0392
- Family Advocacy Program 396-5521
- Womack Army Medical Ctr 907-6000
- Cape Fear Valley Medical Center 609-4000
- Highsmith Rainey Medical Center 609-1000
- Off Post Housing Referral 396-8516
- ID Card Facility 643-2737
- Schools Superintendent’s Office 907-0200
About the author
Editor-in-Chief Joe Wallace is a 13-year veteran of the United States Air Force and a former reporter/editor for Air Force Television News and the Pentagon Channel. His freelance work includes contract work for Motorola, VALoans.com, and Credit Karma. He is co-founder of Dim Art House in Springfield, Illinois, and spends his non-writing time as an abstract painter, independent publisher, and occasional filmmaker.