Fort Knox is one of the most multifunctional installations in the Army. The units and organizations here run the gamut from U.S. Army Forces Command warfighting units and Reserve component training units to commands such as U.S. Army Cadet Command and U.S. Army Recruiting Command, which are responsible for identifying, educating and recruiting the Army’s newest officers and Soldiers. The commander of Cadet Command also serves as the installation’s commanding general. In addition, U.S. Army Human Resources Command — located in the Lt. Gen. Timothy J. Maude Complex — manages all Soldiers’ personnel actions, from initial enlistment through retirement.
Fort Knox is home to more than 30 units, commands and organizations with a daytime population of about 23,000 Soldiers, civilian employees and Family members. While each organization has a different mission, Fort Knox’s slogan, “Strength Starts Here,” captures a common thread and connects the Army post under a unified purpose and pride.
As a newcomer to Fort Knox, you are part of the team of teams that is making the Army’s vision a reality. Just outside Fort Knox’s gates is a friendly, welcoming and supportive community. Fort Knox’s organizations and the surrounding cities have strong partnerships, which foster open communication and a cooperative, mutually beneficial relationship.
The garrison is committed to providing the best services, programs, support and facilities necessary for quality of life and organizational missions.
Some notable Fort Knox features include the Lt. Gen. Timothy J. Maude Complex, a youth sports complex, an outdoor amphitheater and a child development center, as well as fitness centers, a library and many administrative facilities.
The post also offers new and renovated Family housing to Soldiers and their Families, military retirees and Department of Defense civilians. The Department of the Army partnered with a community development company — Lend Lease — to execute a transformation of on-post housing. These homes are situated within welcoming communities with community centers, attractive green spaces and one of the most extensive networks of active hiking and biking trails in the local area.
The Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation provides a wide selection of recreation, fitness, sports and leisure activities. While all programs are open to military personnel and their Family members, most are also open to DoD civilian employees and their Family members.
Fort Knox also provides quality health care at Ireland Army Health Clinic. The clinic provides primary and specialty care providers for Soldiers, Family members and retirees.
There are four schools on post that are a part of the Fort Knox Community Schools system: two elementary schools, one middle school and a high school. Based on standardized test outcomes, the Fort Knox Community Schools system is considered one of the best school districts in the nation.