Fort Leonard Wood
Definition/Scope: Mission statement: The Maneuver Support Center (MANCEN), at Fort Leonard Wood, creates Warriors and develops Leaders and capabilities that assure the mobility, freedom of action, and protection of the forces they support. Ft LW is home to the MP, Engineer and CBRN schools. It was established in 1956. In 1988 the Engineer was located here while 1999 the MP and CBRN schools moved here also as part of the 1995 BRAC. Fort Leonard Wood is the home of the Maneuver Support Center (MANSCEN) which includes the U.S. Army Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear, Engineer, and Military Police schools, a gender -integrated Basic Training Brigade, one of the five reception stations in the Army for newly accessed soldiers, the largest Non Commissioned Officers Academy in the Army.. MANSCEN also conducts consolidated and joint training with the Navy, Marines, Air Force and Coast Guard. This includes chemical, engineer, military police and motor transport operators training. Fort Leonard Wood has a major hospital and a 60 acres Technology Park licensed to the University of Missouri for technical and industrial development. The installation serves as a Power Support Platform and is connected by three miles of four-lane highway to Interstate 44, a rail system consisting of 27.84 miles of track, and the Waynesville Regional Airport at Forney Field, which is a Class A airport on the southwest perimeter of the cantonment area. It is subordinate to TRADOC and falls under the IMCOM Region West area.
Used For:Sustainment WFF
Broader Terms:mobilization station
Narrower Terms:21B Combat Engineer