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DEFENSE COMMUNITIES 360

Accessions Command Comes to an End

  • January 22, 2012
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The Army’s Accessions Command was officially discontinued during a ceremony last week at Fort Knox, Ky., closing the book on the activity responsible for recruitment for the past 10 years.

The Army announced the inactivation last April as a cost-cutting move. It is expected that 130 civilian, 65 military, and 290 contractor positions will be eliminated as a result of the decision, generating an estimated savings of $50 million.

Recruiting Command and Cadet Command — also located at Fort Knox — will continue the Army’s mission of sustaining an all-volunteer force and will report to Training and Doctrine Command, the Army reported. Accessions Command had been headquartered at Fort Monroe, Va., until May 2010.

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