Fort Gordon remains an important part of the U.S. Armys mission and the support it receives from the surrounding community will only strengthen it should it face another round of base closures, the Commanding General of the U.S Army Training and Doctrine Command, Gen. Martin E. Dempsey said today.
Im really happy with Fort Gordon sitting right here, said Gen. Dempsey, whose command operates 32 schools at 16 army installations. I think Ive seen the full view of what goes on here and Im really impressed by it.
It was Gen.Dempseys first visit to Fort Gordon since he took command of TRADOC in December 2008. He previously served as acting commander of the U.S. Central Command and in 2003 and 2004 he commanded the 1st Armored Division in Iraq.