Home to the Maneuver Support Center of Excellence


Fort Leonard Wood is a thriving and prosperous installation which evolved from a small basic training post more than 70 years ago to a premier Army Center of Excellence, training more than 86,000 military and civilians each year in active component courses.

Fort Leonard Wood is home to three U.S. Army schools: the U.S. Army Engineer; Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear; and Military Police schools.

In addition to training these three specialties for the Army, we are one of three locations that provides gender-integrated in-processing and Basic Combat Training for new Soldiers.

On top of the more than 86,000 trained in the active component courses, we train an additional 12,000 to 13,000 people from 120 reserve and other non-tenant units, and we are the proud home of the 102nd Training Division (Maneuver Support) and Missouri’s 35th Engineer Brigade.

Fort Leonard Wood hosts and trains with the largest Marine Corps and Air Force detachments on any Army installation as well as a large Navy construction detachment.

We are home to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Prime Power School and home of several deployable U.S. Army Forces Command units.

We are home to a large international student detachment — approximately 450 international students are trained each year. Over the past five years, Fort Leonard Wood has trained international partners from more than 100 nations.

Fort Leonard Wood solves tough future problems for the Army including solutions development for homeland operations and countering weapons of mass destruction.

MSCoE’s and Fort Leonard Wood’s goal is to train and develop Soldiers who are strong in character, competent in their tasks, and committed to our nation and our values.



Fort Leonard Wood encompasses around 62,000 acres of land and has four access control points, which experience 28,600 incoming and outgoing vehicles daily.  Just under 45 percent of the installation borders federally owned property, and there are no encroachment, environmental, or noise concerns. There are 2,355 buildings on post, providing 15.4 million square feet of facilities for our unique and highly technical training and support activities.

The installation has 35 ranges and 89 training sites; we manage about 55,500 pieces of equipment that support our training. Barracks facilities, family housing and lodging have ample capacity for growth.