Public Affairs Office

FORT LEONARD WOOD, Mo. (Sept. 26, 2019) – On Friday, Oct. 4, the Maneuver Support Center of Excellence will celebrate its 20th anniversary beginning with a ceremonial retreat at 4:30 p.m. on MSCoE Plaza, followed by a Tattoo presented by the 399th Army band.

Oct. 1, 1999, Fort Leonard Wood became home to the Maneuver Support Center, following the arrival of the U.S. Army’s Chemical and Military Police schools from Fort McClellan, Alabama. Ten years later, MANSCEN became the Maneuver Support Center of Excellence.

A press release dated Oct. 1, 1999, stated, “The Maneuver Support Center is a regional integrated training concept and now home base for the Military Police, Chemical and Engineer schools at Fort Leonard Wood.”

Media wishing to attend this event should contact the Fort Leonard Wood Public Affairs Office at 573.563.4145, no later than 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 3.


About Fort Leonard Wood

Fort Leonard Wood is a thriving and prosperous installation that has evolved from a small basic training post more than 75 years ago to a premier Army Center of Excellence that trains more than 82,000 military and civilians each year.

Fort Leonard Wood is home to the U.S Army Maneuver Support Center of Excellence and three U.S. Army schools: the U.S. Army Engineer School; U.S. Army Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear School; and the U.S. Army Military Police School. In addition to training engineer, CBRN and military police specialties for the Army, Fort Leonard Wood also provides gender-integrated in-processing and Basic Combat Training for new Soldiers.

Fort Leonard Wood also hosts and trains with the largest Marine Corps and Air Force detachments on any Army installation as well as a large Navy construction detachment.

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