Fort Knox chosen as new location for U.S. Army corps headquarters
On Tuesday, Kentucky’s Federal delegation announced that Fort Knox was chosen by the U.S. Army as the next corps headquarters location. The new Army corps headquarters, called the Fifth Corps, is set to open by the fall of 2020 and plans to locate around 635 additional soldiers to Kentucky.
Fort Knox, based in Radcliffe, Kentucky, will be the fourth corps headquarters the Army has opened across the U.S., in addition to locations at Joint Base Lewis-McChord in Washington, Fort Hood in Texas, and Fort Bragg in North Carolina.
“Fort Knox has proven itself as a leader in our nation’s armed forces time and again, and I’m delighted to announce Secretary McCarthy and General McConville answered my call to station V Corps headquarters in Kentucky,” said Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. “As the Army continues modernizing its force structure to counter evolving global threats, Fort Knox is best choice to meet our urgent national defense needs. With its unmatched level of community support, Fort Knox will offer V Corps a warm welcome.”
“I am proud to announce that Fort Knox has been selected for this new three-star command,” said Congressman Brett Guthrie. “I personally spoke to Defense Secretary Mark Esper about their application last week. Fort Knox and the surrounding communities have the assets and the attitude to host these new soldiers and their families. Kentucky is a great place to be a soldier, and I look forward to welcoming the over six hundred troops that will be coming to Fort Knox as soon as October 2020.”