Perdue, Loeffler Push Fort Benning As Home Of New Army Corps Headquarters

“Fort Benning is a crown jewel of the Army uniquely qualified to host the new corps headquarters.”

U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, and U.S. Senator Kelly Loeffler (R-GA) are urging the U.S. Army to select Fort Benning as the Army’s fourth corps headquarters.

The Army recently announced Fort Benning as one of three finalists to host the new headquarters, which is needed to fulfill requirements of the National Defense Strategy.

In a letter to Secretary of the Army Ryan McCarthy, Perdue and Loeffler highlighted Fort Benning’s unmatched training, support, and command facilities and its ability to quickly activate the new headquarters.  

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“We commend your decision to realign forces under a new corps headquarters in support of the National Defense Strategy and strongly recommend that you consider Fort Benning for its basing. Fort Benning is a crown jewel of the Army uniquely qualified to host the new corps headquarters,” the Senators said.

“Fort Benning stands ready to meet all facility, deployment support infrastructure, and community support requirements needed for activation in October 2020. As the home to the Army’s Maneuver Center of Excellence, Fort Benning provides unmatched training, support, and command facilities. It includes 26 million square feet of facilities and 102,000 acres of maneuver training areas capable of supporting all manner of maneuver operations, tactics, and training,” Perdue and Loeffler said.

Fort Benning Army post straddles the Alabama and Georgia border near Columbus, Georgia and  supports more than 120,000 active-duty military, family members, reserve component soldiers, retirees, and civilian employees on a daily basis.

View the full text of the letter here

Perdue.senate.gov (February, 2020) Perdue, Loeffler Push Fort Benning As Home Of New Army Corps Headquarters