03 March 2011

Relocation of US Army Schools & Training

As TRADOC HQ prepares to relocate, other consolidations have taken place around the US Army.

Training and Doctrine Command headquarters will relocate to nearby Fort Eustis, Va., in August, ending four centuries of British and American military activity at Fort Monroe on this strategic peninsula at the mouth of Chesapeake Bay.

The TRADOC headquarters move is one of the last major moves required by the Base Closure and Realignment Commission mandate of 2005.

In addition to the headquarters move, TRADOC is consolidating several branch service schools and subordinate commands at four of its installations, while establishing joint service training centers for chaplains, cooks and transportation managers at three others.

By the time it's all said and done, the "Centers of Excellence" will align as follows:

Maneuver: Armor, Infantry, and (one assumes) cavalry at Ft Benning, GA
Fires: FA and ADA at Ft Sill, OK
Sustainment: Trans, QM, and Ordnance at Ft Lee, VA
Soldier Support Institute: Chaplain, AG, Finance at Ft Jackson, SC, along with the "Basic Combat Training" Center of Excellence
Maneuver Support: Engineer, Chemical, and MP at Ft Leonard Wood, MO

Not moved (yet) are...
Military Intelligence at Ft Huachuca
Aviation at Ft Rucker

Other consolidations include
All HR-related activities, including Cadet Command, at Ft Knox
All drill sergeant training consolidated at Ft Jackson

By: Brant

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