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Host Community: Fort Leonard Wood

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. The fort is also home to multiple other specialty schools and the John B. Mahaffey Museum.

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 including information technology, medical, engineering and accounting, and boasting an annual economic impact of about $3 billion.

Fort Leonard Wood covers more than 62,911 acres in the south central Ozark region of Missouri. The post is two miles south of Interstate 44, and is a one-hour drive to Springfield, Mo. and a two-hour drive to St. Louis, Mo. 

To learn more about Fort Leonard Wood, visit the U.S. Army Maneuver Support Center for Excellence's website.

For directions to the Techology Park at Fort Leonard Wood, click here.

Reviewed 2012-05-07.