WELCOME TO FORT KNOX
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 commands and organizations with a daytime population of about 26,260 Soldiers, civilian employees and Family members.
As a newcomer to Fort Knox, you are a part of the Gold Standard team that is making the Army's vision a reality. At Fort Knox, we are about people - great service members, outstanding civilians, and wonderful Families that form a bond to provide for the nation's defense. Our on-post residents and off-post neighbors share equally in this endeavor and take supporting each other to heart. Because of the great support and patriotism as well as our phenomenal quality of life programs for all those who serve, live and play on this installation, Fort Knox has earned the distinction of being an Army Community of Excellence for ten of the last twenty-two years. .
Fort Knox is a certified Kentucky city, covering 108,955 acres in three Kentucky (Hardin, Meade and Bullitt) counties. It is the fifteenth most populated city in the Commonwealth of Kentucky with a long and rich history. Fort Knox is adjacent to the city of Radcliff, fifteen miles north of Elizabethtown, and approximately thirty-five miles south of Louisville.
Fort Knox is the home of the General George Patton Museum which is open year round. The U.S. Department of Treasury's Kentucky Bullion Depository is located adjacent to Fort Knox; however, it is closed to visitors.