Fort Leonard Wood


Fort Leonard Wood, a military community located in the beautiful south central Missouri Ozarks, covers more than 61,000 acres. The fort is located in Pulaski County, which has a population of nearly 38,320. Bordering the installation to the north are the towns of Waynesville and St. Robert, with an estimated combined population of 4,937. The post is two miles south of Interstate 44. St. Louis is a 2-hour drive to the east along I-44 and Springfield, Missouri, is a little more than an hour’s drive to the west. This vicinity is not a high cost of living area. The base operator’s phone number is 573-596-0131 or DSN 312-581-0131.

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In January 1941, the installation was designated as Fort Leonard Wood, in honor of Major General Leonard Wood, a distinguished American Soldier who served for 40 years and was the Army’s Chief of Staff from 1910 to 1914. Since 2000, Fort Leonard Wood has been home to the Army Engineer, Chemical, and Military Police Schools, under the combined Maneuver Support Center (MANSCEN). For more information, go to the Fort Leonard Wood homepage.


Fort Leonard Wood Garrison Command is proud to have 1st Engineer Brigade, 3rd Chemical Brigade, 14th Military Police Brigade and many more on the installation to make Fort Leonard Wood #1 in training.

Population Served

Fort Leonard Wood is home of the U.S. Army Maneuver Support Center, where all chemical, engineer and military police soldiers, plus many marines, airmen, sailors, coast guardsmen and international students from allied nations receive training. The post is also the home of the 3rd Chemical Brigade, where thousands of new recruits receive their basic training every year.

Base Transportation

An on-post shuttle service, available to military in uniform, during duty hours, is provided.


To benefit from the Fort Leonard Wood Sponsorship Program, it is essential that Army personnel complete DA Form 5434 (Sponsorship Program Counseling and Information Sheet) immediately upon receiving notification of assignment to Fort Leonard Wood. Completed forms can be forwarded to the addresses on the Sponsorship page in Newcomers Information on the Fort Leonard Wood web site. Members of the Air Force, Marines Corps, and Navy should contact their particular service office at Fort Leonard Wood. See the Major Units Listing for more information.

If you need a change of address for Fort Leonard Wood, contact the local Post Office at your current duty station and request a change of address card and a Post Office Box at Fort Leonard Wood. The cost is $19.00. $22.00 for six months and a $6.00 key deposit. Your local Post Office will mail the request and the payment to the Fort Leonard Wood Post Office. The Fort Leonard Wood Post Office phone number is 573-329-5909.

Temporary Quarters

The Lodging Office IHG Army Hotels is located in the Soldier Service Center in Bldg. 470 and is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Reservations can be made in advance by calling 573-596-0999 or toll free 1-800-677-8356. Pets are allowed in eight post lodging facilities on Community Drive. The cost is $5.00 per day per pet. $75.00, a non-refundable pet cleaning fee. On the seventh day is an additional fee of $7.00 a day. A waiting list is maintained for these cottages as they are much in demand for PCS families.

Relocation Assistance

Army Community Service has a great relocation program to include New Comer’s Orientation. It is held on the 3rd Tuesday of every month from 8:30 – 12:00 p.m., at the Pershing Community Center. A Loan Closet is available to personnel PCSing in or out of the installation. Contact us at 573-596-0212 or DSN 312-581-0212.

Fort Leonard Wood
Replacement Avenue
Suite 1126 – Relocation Readiness
Building 486
Fort Leonard Wood, MO 65473-8935
Phone 573-596-0212
Phone (DSN) 312-581-0212
Fax 573-596-0998