Fort Knox will become home to the Army’s new leadership headquarters later this year.
Fort Knox will welcome more than 600 soldiers and their families later this year as the Army opens its fourth corps headquarters. A news release from Senator Mitch McConnell’s office says the new corps headquarters is urgently needed to fulfill National Defense Strategy requirements and to support U.S. forces and operations in Europe.
“Throughout its 100-plus years of distinguished history, Fort Knox has adapted to complete many high-priority missions," McConnell said in a statement. "I’ve delivered substantial federal investment to help build facilities and infrastructure at Fort Knox, ensuring there is no installation better prepared to stand-up this headquarters."
A corps headquarters is a three-star level command that oversees deployment of divisions and brigades throughout the world.
Fort Knox beat out Fort Drum in New York and Fort Benning in Georgia for the headquarters, which the Army will activate this fall.