Fort Jackson, the U.S. Army's main production center for Basic Combat Training,  trains roughly 50 percent of all Soldiers and more than 60 percent of women entering the Army each year.


Since 1917, when Soldiers were needed for World War I, Fort Jackson has a proud history of supporting our Army in times of conflict. That tradition continues today as the installation willingly accepts new challenges and stands ready to accept any additional mission in support of our nation's defense.To provide the Army with trained, disciplined, motivated and physically fit warriors who espouse the Army's core values and are focused on teamwork is the post's primary mission.