FRANKFORT, Ky. (March 13, 2014) – Gov. Steve Beshear today congratulated Fort Knox upon the Army’s announcement of a plan to relocate the Army’s Recruiting and Retention School to Fort Knox effective Oct. 1, 2014.
“I am glad to see the Army recognize Fort Knox’s capabilities by naming it as the new home of the Army’s Recruiting and Retention School. It makes good sense to locate the Recruiting School at the same location as the Army’s Recruiting Command and the Army Human Resources Command, and we look forward to welcoming the permanent staff as well as the 3,000 to 4,000 recruiting students who will go through the program each year,” Beshear said.
“We hope to see continued reliance on Fort Knox by the Army,” he continued. “The cost effectiveness of this installation is well known and should be fully leveraged in order to maximize taxpayer dollars. I will continue to encourage the Department of Defense to look closely at the potential Fort Knox offers to host additional missions for the Army as well as other branches of the military.”
The school is currently located at Fort Jackson, S.C. and consists of approximately 100 Army staff and contractors who instruct an average of 450 students each day.