Fort Leavenworth

Fort Leavenworth is a United States Army facility. It is known for being the oldest active Army post, west of the Mississippi River, being in operation for over 180 years.

Location

Fort Leavenworth is located in the heartland of America near the geographical center of the United States, bordering Kansas and Missouri


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History

Fort Leavenworth was established in 1827, Fort Leavenworth has one of the largest and oldest National Historic Landmark Districts in the Department of the Army. In 1881, Gen. William T. Sherman established the School of Application for Cavalry and Infantry. That school evolved into the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College which is still at Fort Leavenworth.

Mission

The U.S. Army Combined Arms Center (USA CAC) is located at Fort Leavenworth. CAC is responsible for six core functions: functional training, leader development and education, collective training, doctrine, training support, and lessons learned. In order to accomplish these functions, CAC has five major subordinate organizations all located at Fort Leavenworth: the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, the Center for Army Lessons Learned, the Combined Arms Doctrine Directorate, the Combined Arms Center-Training, and the TRADOC Program Integration Office-Battle Command.

Population Served

Fort Leavenworth supports approximately 5,383 active duty personnel (all branches), 90 international officers, 5,200 family members, 2,150 Department of the Army civilians, and a large military retiree community.

Base Transportation

Currently, there is no base transportation on this installation.

Sponsorship

For information about sponsorship, please contact the following. For the Battle Command Training Program call 913-684-5924, DSN 312-552-5824. For the 705th Military Police Battalion and U.S. Disciplinary Barracks, call 913-758-5856/5850, DSN 312-552-5856/5850. For the USA CAC call 913-684-3664/1763/7894, DSN 312-552-3664/1763/7894. For the Medical Activity call 913-684-6739, DSN 312-552-6739. Direct additional questions to the Adjutant General at 913-684-2653, DSN 312-552-2653.

Temporary Quarters

The Fort Leavenworth Lodging is now privatized and is run by Inter-Continental Hotel Group (IHG) or IHG Army Hotels. You may make reservations by calling toll-free 1-800-854-8627 or by calling direct to 913-684-4091, DSN 312-552-4091.

Relocation Assistance

Newcomer’s briefings are offered every day at the Army Community Service (ACS) Center as part of in-processing. For further information contact the ACS Relocation Readiness Program at 913-684-2800, DSN 312-552-2800.

Critical Installation Information

Tornado season is from April through October, with typical peak season for tornadoes occurring during the months of April, May, and June.

Contact Information

The base operator’s phone number is 913-684-4021 or DSN 312-552-4021 or visit the Phone Directory for additional numbers.