WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the Army selecting Fort Knox for the new corps headquarters:
‘Yesterday, the United States Army and the Commonwealth of Kentucky both received some great news.
‘Secretary of the Army Ryan McCarthy and Army Chief of Staff General James McConville announced that Fort Knox will be the headquarters for the new Army corps. They stopped by my office last night to discuss the good news.
‘The new Fifth Corps will support U.S. forces and operations in Europe, helping fulfill requirements of the National Defense Strategy. It is expected to bring more than 600 additional soldiers to Fort Knox.
‘Along with Congressman Brett Guthrie and Senator Paul, I’d urged Army leadership to select Fort Knox for this new corps headquarters. I think they made a wonderful choice.
‘Now, Fifth Corps will join the eight commands already stationed there, including the Army’s Human Resources, Recruiting, and Cadet Commands. I have worked for years to help ensure that Ft. Knox receives the resources and national attention it deserves.
‘It’s great to see the Army agrees that its high-quality facilities are perfect for this new headquarters. And the extraordinary work of the Knox Regional Development Alliance has made it a wonderful place to live and work — both for servicemembers and for their families.
‘Last year, I was proud to host Defense Secretary Mark Esper in Kentucky to meet with members of the Ft. Knox community. I’m grateful to him, Secretary McCarthy, and General McConville for recognizing our potential.’
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