Senators Perdue, Loeffler Push Fort Benning As Home Of New Army Corps Headquarters
Friday, February 7th, 2020
U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, and U.S. Senator Kelly Loeffler (R-GA) are urging the U.S. Army to select Fort Benning as the Army’s fourth corps headquarters.
The Army recently announced Fort Benning as one of three finalists to host the new headquarters, which is needed to fulfill requirements of the National Defense Strategy.
In a letter to Secretary of the Army Ryan McCarthy, Perdue and Loeffler highlighted Fort Benning’s unmatched training, support, and command facilities and its ability to quickly activate the new headquarters.
“We commend your decision to realign forces under a new corps headquarters in support of the National Defense Strategy and strongly recommend that you consider Fort Benning for its basing. Fort Benning is a crown jewel of the Army uniquely qualified to host the new corps headquarters,” wrote the senators.
“Fort Benning stands ready to meet all facility, deployment support infrastructure, and community support requirements needed for an October 2020 activation. As the home to the Army’s Maneuver Center of Excellence, Fort Benning provides unmatched training, support, and command facilities. It includes 26 million square feet of facilities and 102,000 acres of maneuver training areas capable of supporting all manner of maneuver operations, tactics, and training,” continued the senators.
View the full text of the letter here.