Ft. Knox Population to Grow by 223 in 2016

Ft. Knox Population to Grow by 223 in 2016

Fort Knox, Ky., will gain 223 personnel this year as a result of a reorganization of the 4th Cavalry Brigade and the relocation of the Army Reserve Careers Division headquarters from the former Fort Gillem in Georgia.

The 4th Cavalry Brigade, located on the installation located south of Louisville, is transitioning to a multi-functional training brigade format, which includes three new battalion headquarters, according to a press release. The change, which will add 129 personnel to the post, will provide the unit more flexibility to support the training needs of Army Reserve and Army National Guard units.

The brigade provides assistance and training to active and Reserve component forces in both a pre-deployment and deployment status, along with joint and interagency training.

The Reserve Careers Division headquarters will move to Fort Knox from the Gillem enclave, a parcel of about 260 acres retained after Fort Gillem closed that hosts a wide variety of military organizations from both the active and Reserve components. The headquarters, consisting of 94 personnel, is expected to begin operations at Fort Knox in July.

The move is designed to enhance and improve personnel management and coordination efforts with two other Army commands based at Fort Knox, Human Resources Command and Recruiting Command.

The mission of the Reserve Careers Division is to sustain the Army Reserve through retention, transition and career management programs supporting continuum of service. The division provides command and control for over 1,600 soldiers assigned to 13 battalions located throughout the continental United States with detachments in Europe, Guam, Puerto Rico and all active theaters of operations.

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