Fort Leonard Wood is a thriving and prosperous installation that has evolved from a small basic training post 70 years ago, to the Army Engineer Center 20 years ago, now to a premier Army Center of Excellence that trains between 80-90,000 military and civilians each year. Our Maneuver Support Center of Excellence now takes care of, trains, educates, develops doctrine and capabilities for the Training and Doctrine Command’s U.S. Army Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear (CBRN) 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 Amy, and the largest Noncommissioned Officers Academy in the Army.
Fort Leonard Wood is a proven valued Army investment. In addition to the TRADOC mission, over the past several years, we also have received numerous additional responsibilities including supporting and taking care of a large FORSCOM presence with deployable units including brigade headquarters, four battalion headquarters and 25 subordinate or separate companies. In addition, we are home to a colonel-commanded Marine Detachment and an Air Force Detachment, which are both the largest on any Army installation; we also have a large Navy Seabee Detachment and elements of the Coast Guard. In addition, we work and train with and provide support to a U.S. Army Reserve training division and a Missouri National Guard training brigade. Fort Leonard Wood is also home to all of the DoD truck driver training and has a large international student detachment and representation from more than 120 countries. Add to these the strength of our retirees, families, civilians, resident school district presence and industry and academic liaisons, and you have the full picture of Fort Leonard Wood’s current population served—over 100 thousand, competencies and contributions to the Army and Nation. Our estimated regional economic impact is $3 billion.