Today’s number is 70.
Post officials working the Base Realignment and Closure project expect 70 Soldiers and DA civilian employees to fill Maneuver Center positions related to the move of the Armor School by August.
The arrival last month of COL Mike Wadsworth, the assistant commandant to the Armor School, signaled the beginning of what planners call “the steady trickle” of incoming personnel. These early arrivals are preparing the way for the massive influx of Soldiers and civilian employees expected next summer.
All told, conservative estimates put the number of additional permanent party Soldiers, DA civilians, DoD contractors and family members expected to move to the Chattahoochee Valley to support and staff the Maneuver Center at 28,000.