Fort Leonard Wood
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.
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 of Excellence (MSCoE). For more information, go to the Fort Leonard Wood homepage.
- 5,100 active duty
- 12,183 family members
- 3,825 DOA civilians
- 5,702 other civilians
- 12,322 in training
- 55,170 Retirees/Family members
Pulaski County: 52,607
Phelps County: 44,573
Fort Leonard Wood is home to the U.S. Army Maneuver Support Center of Excellence, 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 1st Engineer Brigade, 3rd Chemical Brigade, and 14th Military Police Brigade where thousands of new recruits receive their basic training every year.
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 52,607. Bordering the installation to the north are the towns of Waynesville and St. Robert, with an estimated combined population of 9,170. 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. Approximately 30 minutes driving to the east on I-44 is Rolla, Missouri and 30 minutes to the west on I-44 is Lebanon, Missouri. 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.