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Maneuver Support Center of Excellence, Fort Leonard Wood Themes and Messages

As of May 13, 2011

Diverse Mission

  • Fort Leonard Wood is a thriving and prosperous installation that has evolved from a small basic training post 70 years ago to a premier Army Center of Excellence that trains 80-90,000 military and civilians each year.
  • Home to the Maneuver Support Center of Excellence, Fort Leonard Wood now trains and educates service members and develops doctrine and capabilities for the Training and Doctrine Command’s U.S. Army Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear School, U.S. Army Engineer School, and U.S. Army Military Police School, three gender integrated Initial Military Training brigades, one of only five reception stations in the Army, and the Army’s largest Non Commissioned Officers Academy.
  • Over the past several years, Fort Leonard Wood has received numerous additional responsibilities to include supporting the 4th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade, a large Forces Command unit that is responsible for all deployable capabilities at Fort Leonard Wood.
  • A colonel-commanded Marine Corps Detachment and an Air Force Detachment, which are both the largest on any Army installation, are located on Fort Leonard Wood; a large Navy Seabee Detachment and elements of the Coast Guard train here as well.
  • The post is also home to all Department of Defense truck driver training and a large international student detachment that has representation from over 120 different countries.
  • Add to these the strength of our retirees, families, civilians, resident school district, and industry and academic liaisons, and you have the full picture of Fort Leonard Wood’s current population served – more than 100,000 – and its competencies and contributions to the Army and Nation.

Economic Impact

  • Not only is Fort Leonard Wood a leading training installation, it’s also a leading employer and economic engine for the region, employing over 9,000 civilians in a variety of fields to include, information technology, medical, engineering and accounting, and boasting an annual economic impact of about $3 billion.
  • With funds allocated from 2008 forward that provide for our mission growth-including BRAC gains such as the Prime Power School-military construction projects underway or pending start in the coming year(s) total more than $600M.

Community Relations

  • Over the years and throughout its tremendous growth, Fort Leonard Wood has continually experienced fantastic relationships among senior commanders and leaders, tenants, and the surrounding communities and the state.
  • Across communities throughout the state, Fort Leonard Wood has signed 14 Army Community Covenants – more than any other Army installation.
  • Leading in innovation and development for the future of our Army, Fort Leonard Wood has established community service partnerships with 11 school districts and six universities- which include a Memoranda of Agreement with the University of Missouri, participation with six economic development organizations, and collaboration with the Leonard Wood Institute.
  • Currently, Fort Leonard Wood’s Truman Education Center is Missouri’s sixth largest degree-granting program.
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