ByFebruary 12, 2020 11:21 am
WASHINGTON D.C. (CLARKSVILLENOW) – Recently, the U.S. Army announced their selection of For Knox, KY as the new corps headquarters. Senate Majority Leader, Mitch McConnel (R-KY) delivered the following message on the Senate Floor regarding the decision:
‘Yesterday, the United States Army and the Commonwealth of Kentucky both received some great news.”
“Secretary of the Army Ryan McCarthy and Army Chief of Staff General James McConville announced that Fort Knox will be the headquarters for the new Army corps. They stopped by my office last night to discuss the good news.”
With plans to activate by fall of 2020, the new Fifth Corps Headquarters is expected to bring over 600 additional soldiers to the state. an estimated 200 of those soldiers will rotate through an operational command post in Europe, according to a report on Kentucky.com.
“The new Fifth Corp will support U.S. forces and operations in Europe, helping fulfill requirements for the National Defense Strategy,” continued McConnel.
“It’s great to see the Army agrees that its high-quality facilities are perfect for this new headquarters. And the extraordinary work of the Knox Regional Development Alliance has made it a wonderful place to live and work.”