Welcome to Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri


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Home of MANSCEN  (Maneuver Support Center)

CBRNS (Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear School)

Engineer and Military Police Schools

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Rapid Assessment and Initial Detection (RAID)



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Welcome to the U.S. Army Maneuver Support Center (MANSCEN) and Fort Leonard Wood, where all chemical, engineer, military police, transportation Soldiers, Marines, Airmen, Sailors and international students from allied nations receive training.  The Mission of MANSCEN is to provide the Nation with values-based individuals, leaders, and teams trained in basic combat skills and chemical, engineer, military police and transportation disciplines who are prepared for success in any future environment.  MANSCEN develops concepts, doctrine, force structure, material requirements and experiments to ensure the vitality of the Chemical, Engineer, and Military Police Regiments.


Fort Leonard Wood, in the beautiful south central Missouri Ozarks, covers more than 62,911 acres, of which, 53,995 is used for training.  The fort is located in Pulaski County, which has a population of nearly 45,000.  Bordering the installation to the north are the towns of Waynesville and St. Robert, with an approximate combined population of 6,700.  The post is two miles south of Interstate 44.  St. Louis is a two hour drive to the east along Interstate 44 and Springfield, Missouri is a little more than an hour’s drive to the west.


The Mission of the United States Army Engineer School (USAES) is to train Soldiers and Join, Inter-agency, Inter-governmental, and Multinational (JIIM) Engineers, develop leaders, and serve as the personnel proponent and the Engineer advocate/SME in support of the MANSCEN and the Army for concepts, doctrine, organization, material, and other engineer equities in order to provide Full Spectrum Engineer Capabilities to the Joint Force Commander and the Nation.  They are also responsible for conducting the Initial Entry Training for Engineer Enlisted Soldiers, basic Engineer Officer Course, and the Engineer Captains Career Course in addition to a multitude of specialty schools.


The U.S. Army CBRN (Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear) School trains Joint and International Service members; develops leaders; supports training in units, develops multi-service and Army doctrine; builds the future CBRN force; and is the Joint Combat Developer for the Joint Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear Defense Program.  They also are responsible for conducting the Initial Entry training for Chemical enlisted soldiers, Basic CBRN Office course and the CBRN Captains Career Course and the specialty schools that are conducted at the newly constructed Terry Facility.  In addition, the 3d Chemical Brigade is responsible for all basic Combat Training for the schools on post.


Fort Leonard Wood is now the proud home of the U.S. Army Military Police School.  This school also trains Soldiers and develops “agile and adaptive” leaders who are well grounded in Army values, war fighting tasks, MP technical skills and doctrine; prepares Soldiers to be capable of executing the five MP functions in support of Military Police, Army and Joint Force Commanders while conducting full spectrum operations and refining doctrine, organization, training, material , leader development, personnel, facilities and non-lethal capabilities that will enable and facilitate the relevance and mission success of the Military Police Corps Regiments, our Soldiers and our formations.


Additionally, the MANSCEN NCO Academy hosts the Warrior Leader Course (WLC), Basic Noncommissioned Officer Course (BNCOC), and Advanced Noncommissioned Officer Courses (ANCOC).


Fort Leonard Wood is also the home of the 4th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade (4th MEB), a deployable Forces Command asset.  The Maneuver Enhancement Brigade is a new concept in area operations and stability operations.  The 4th MEB’s unique staff is composed of engineer, military police, and chemical cells; and organically has a Brigade Support Battalion and a Signal Company.  The modularity capabilities of this structure allow for Command and Control of almost any combination of subordinate elements.  


Fort Leonard Wood is also home of the John B. Mahaffey Museum, which is a collection of the Engineer, Chemical, Military Police, and World War II Museums.  More than 100,000 people visit the Ft. Leonard Wood’s Museums each year, and officials expect the number of visitors to increase as the facility’s collection of historical artifacts continues to grow.  One of the museum’s unique projects is the restoration of the WWII company area that features a dining facility, barracks, company headquarters, and officer quarters from the 1940’s.
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