Fort Gordon role important, general says after visit

Tuesday, May 19, 2009 5:21 PM
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Fort Gordon remains an important part of the U.S. Army’s 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.

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Commanding General of the U.S Army Training and Doctrine Command Martin E. Dempsey visited Fort Gordon today.  Adam Folk/Staff
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Commanding General of the U.S Army Training and Doctrine Command Martin E. Dempsey visited Fort Gordon today.

“I’m really happy with Fort Gordon sitting right here,” said Gen. Dempsey, whose command operates 32 schools at 16 army installations. “I think I’ve seen the full view of what goes on here and I’m really impressed by it.”

It was Gen.Dempsey’s 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.

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Dixieman 05/19/09 - 07:57 pm
If it ever closes, we are

If it ever closes, we are scr*w*d...

LouLou 05/19/09 - 08:38 pm
Dixieman ssssssshhhhhhh

Dixieman ssssssshhhhhhh there

shamrock 05/19/09 - 11:41 pm
Yeah ... too bad so many in

Yeah ... too bad so many in the CSRA supported Fort Gordon during the BRAC while the Army refuses to support the CSRA. Does anyone realize how many unqualified people are hired at Fort Gordon by Civil Service? They are brought in from all over the globe while local residents are discriminated against if they never had military service ... EVEN IF they are fully qualified for the positions. They aren't referred for interview and for many positions you can't apply without having military service. Before anyone tries to make some comment about sour grapes, I have the prior service ... I'm referring to people I know ... life long residents, fully qualified and and not permitted to apply because they have no prior service.

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