Kansas Adjutant General's Department
Recruiting and Retention Battalion


Recruiting and Retention Battalion Mission

To conduct continuous recruiting, retention and attrition management activities to achieve authorized end strength objectives and operational force readiness requirements.

Command Leadership and Unit Structure

The Recruiting and Retention Battalion is commanded by Lt. Col. Dan Mehlhaff. The senior noncommissioned officer is Command Sgt. Maj. Richard Haney.

The unit is comprised of the following;

           Co. A, Topeka

           Co. B Wichita

- Recruiting offices in 38 armories throughout the state.

- Storefront locations in Garden City, Lenexa, Olathe, Topeka and Wichita.


Recent Unit Highlights

North and Central Kansas: R&R hosted Dale Earnhardt Jr. at Seaman High School. Ten students were selected by school leadership to participate in a one-on-one leadership and values session with Earnhardt. R&R coupled with Sgt. Theresa Vail, Miss Kansas 2013, at Purple Power Play in Manhattan and the Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps’ Camp Konza hosted more than 280 high school students at the Cadet Leadership Challenge.

South Central Kansas: R&R continued its relationship with the Kansas State Fair in Hutchinson and Wichita River Fest. Both events hosted more than 100,000 people. Leads and enlistments are being processed. Area high school military clubs continue to grow and develop in influence within their communities as they enter into their second year of activities.

North East Kansas: R&R Command partnered with Sprint and Kansas Speedway twice this year, emphasizing the Speedway’s patriotic support for Kansas National Guard soldiers and their families. R&R paired with the High School Player Development program, a part of the National Football League’s Football Operations Department, to teach young people leadership values. R&R assisted with the Warrior Dash 5K Mud Run and received more than 140 leads from this event with one enlistment.



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