Until April 2007, the RFCAs were responsible for recruitment for the Territorial Army units in their region and were funded for this task. They also gave and continue to give, recruiting advice and support to the other Services. Following the introduction of One Army Recruiting, the execution and funding of Army recruiting (Regular and Reserve) became a Brigade Chain of Command responsibility under the direction of the Commanders Regional Recruiting (CsRR), assisted by civilian Regional Marketing Managers (RMMs).
The RFCAs now play a significant advisory role, working closely with the CsRR and the RMMs, using their experience and knowledge to assist the recruitment process and raising awareness of the Regular and Territorial Army and its place in society. In so doing they set the conditions for effective recruiting within the community at large.
The RFCAs, through their widely circulated newsletters and websites, continue to bring alive the achievements of the Volunteer Reserve Forces within their regions - whether that is operational service abroad or at home - for instance, supporting the Government in reacting to the threat of terrorism and natural disasters.