Fort Hamilton’s mission is to provide the New York metropolitan area with quality installation services for our military community and also enable Army readiness, ensuring the success of our mission partners while strengthening the foundation of our Army Culture. We are the home to Army Active duty, Reserves and National Guard Soldiers and their family members. Major units on the installation include:
- The North Atlantic Division of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, responsible for the Army engineering districts from New England to Virginia, and in all of Europe.
- The 2nd largest Military Entrance Processing Station in the U.S., which provides a gateway through which applicants enter the armed services and ensures those who raise their right hand are qualified to serve.
- The 2nd largest Army Recruiting Battalion in the U.S. with over 300 Soldiers stationed throughout NYC committed to enlisting into our Army talented and qualified volunteers from across the area.
- National Guard and Reserve units stationed on the installation perform a variety of missions across the region.
Our installation provides essential services to an estimated 50,000 veterans, retirees, the Department of Defense civilian workforce, military personnel and their families - both on and off post.