Located in the Soldier Service Center
Building 5700 on Novosel Street
HOURS OF OPERATION
Monday – Friday, 7:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
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The Post Solicitation Office is responsible for the oversight of business conducted on the Fort Rucker installation, private organizations, and the coordination of on-post fundraising. Solicitation permits may be issued for individuals conducting business on-post including, but not limited to, Insurance Agents, Financial Representatives, Photographers, Domestic Cleaning Companies, and Home Based Businesses such as Pampered Chef, Mary Kay, and Scentsy.
For an updated list of Fort Rucker solicitors, please contact 334-255-9331.
- Personal Commercial Solicitation on Army Installations – Please read prior to receiving your permit.
- Application for Solicitation Permit
- Solicitation Evaluation – DD Form 2885 – Customers, please take a moment to reflect on your experience with your sales representative.
Military and DA Civilian Applicant-OUTSIDE EMPLOYMENT MEMO SUPPLEMENT
Any Soldier or DA civilian who desires to engage in outside employment will submit a request in writing by informal memorandum in accordance with USAACE Regulation 600-01 through their chain of command in addition to their application for a solicitation permit. An example of the required memorandum can be found in USAACE Regulation 600-1 at Appendix A.
Please be aware of the following with regards to solicitation on the installation:
- A permit (Fort Rucker Form 1935-E) must be issued to conduct business on the installation.
- The permit does not allow door-to-door solicitation.
- All business must be conducted by specific appointment only and appointments must not be during duty hours.
- The salesperson(s) should present a solicitation evaluation “DD Form 2885” to the customer at the appointment.
- Solicitation may not be conducted in mass, group, or captive audiences.
- Agents may not distribute literature on the installation, except to the person that they have a scheduled appointment with. This includes the distribution of flyers and business cards unless specifically requested by a client from the sales representative.
- Agents may contact prospective clients initially by methods such as advertising, direct mail, and telephone.
- Commercial insurance agents are not authorized to give financial planning briefings during military sponsored events.
- Agents are prohibited from having allotment forms in their possession and/or assist in the administrative processing of these forms.
- Personnel in pay grades E1, E2, and E3 are required to be counseled by the commander or designated individual using DA Form 2056, Commercial Insurance Solicitation Record, prior to purchasing insurance. These Soldiers are required to wait seven days from initial counseling before an allotment form is signed and submitted to finance for processing.
- Commanders should have designated areas assigned for agents to meet with soldiers who live in the barracks. Agents are not authorized in individual rooms.
- Home address of members of the command or unit will not be given to commercial enterprises, or individual agents.
- DOD personnel will not act in any official or business capacity, either directly or indirectly, as liaison with agents to arrange appointments.
- The Department of the Army does not endorse any company or products offered on the installation.