Guthrie Statement on Army Selection of Fort Knox for New Corps Headquarters
Washington, February 11, 2020
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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Brett Guthrie (KY-02) today released the following statement on the U.S. Army’s announcement that Fort Knox has been selected for a new Army Fourth Corps Headquarters.
“I am proud to announce that Fort Knox has been selected for this new three-star command,” said 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.”
Guthrie sent three letters in support of Fort Knox being selected for this new headquarters: In December, in January, and earlier this month with Senators Mitch McConnell and Rand Paul.
The new Fourth Corps Headquarters is needed for the Army to fulfill its requirements of the National Defense Strategy. This new headquarters will consist of approximately 630 soldiers based in the continental United States and maintain a rotational Operational Command Post (OCP) of approximately 200 soldiers in Europe. The OCP will conduct operational planning, oversee permanently-stationed tactical units, and provide mission command of initial combat operations in the event of conflict.
Congressman Guthrie is available for interviews about this exciting announcement.