Whether your visit is temporary or long-term, we hope you’ll enjoy all of the things our installation and the local area have to offer.
Fort Lee recently celebrated its Centennial in 2017, marking 100 years since the establishment of Camp Lee in 1917. The post is situated alongside the Tri-Cities of Virginia – Petersburg, Colonial Heights and Hopewell – as well as the counties of Chesterfield, Dinwiddie and Prince George. The Army garrison shares many similarities with its neighbors. Beyond its primary mission of training sustainment Soldiers, Fort Lee is a community, a workplace and a home to hundreds of military families.
Fort Lee experienced enormous growth following the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure mandates and its designation as the Army Sustainment Center of Excellence – a focused training base for military supply, subsistence, maintenance, munitions, transportation and more. Those decisions sparked a massive, $1.2 billion base modernization mission, bringing to the post new training facilities, administrative areas, dining facilities, barracks and support facilities for military families.
These new facilities were necessary to support an significant increase in the post population, due primarily to the realignment of military organizations from other parts of the nation. In addition to the Combined Arms Support Command, Team Lee now consists of the Army Logistics University, the U.S. Army Ordnance School, the U.S. Army Quartermaster School and the U.S. Army Transportation School. Other notable tenant organizations include headquarters elements for the Defense Contract Management Agency and Defense Commissary Agency, Kenner Army Health Clinic, a Military Entrance Processing Station and Global Combat Support Systems-Army.
The daily population of Fort Lee now averages more than 27,000 and includes members from all branches of the military service, their families, government civilians and contractors. Furthermore, as many as 70,000 troops will pass through Fort Lee’s classrooms each year, making it the third largest training site in the Army. These are the most significant statistics of all. Fort Lee fully recognizes its tremendous responsibility and the privilege to provide the most comprehensive training and quality of life services possible for the members of the military family who pass through its gates.
On a final note, the installation command team asks all Fort Lee visitors to exercise caution as they travel throughout post. Slow down, especially around any marching troop formations, construction sites and housing areas. Be aware also that the installation prohibits the use of handheld electronic devices while operating a vehicle as a safety precaution.
Fort Lee welcomes you. We hope you will find your visit, your training or your assignment rewarding.
To reporting personnel: we are proud to call you a member of “Team Lee.”
The U.S. Army Garrison, Fort Lee Command Team
Col. Karin L. Watson, Commander
Mr. Patrick "MAC" MacKenzie, Deputy to the Commander
Command Sgt. Maj. James House, Garrison CSM