“Today’s ceremony marks the beginning of the BRAC process set down in law in 2005. To fulfill the elements and intent of that BRAC law, the United States Army Accessions Command is relocating to Fort Knox, KY, collocating with its subordinate units – The U.S. Army Recruiting Command, the U.S. Army Cadet Command, and the U.S. Army Accessions Support Brigade - - And will be joined by the U.S. Army Human Resources Command, to form the Human Resource Center of Excellence.”
“This is the beginning of the execution of the BRAC law which closes Fort Monroe. This is a significant and historic day not only for the U.S. Army Accessions Command but for TRADOC and the greater Hampton Roads area as well.”
“The United States Army Accessions Command was created with General Order No. 1 on 15 February 2002 to provide integrated command, control, and coordination of the Army's officer, warrant officer, and enlisted accessions processes from initial contact through completion of Initial Military Training. The U.S. Army Accessions Command, a major subordinate command of the Army’s Training and Doctrine Command, was charged to link the officer and enlisted recruiting processes to the initial military training process, thereby creating a seamless accession process to transition civilian volunteers to combat ready Soldiers with the competencies necessary to immediately contribute to their first assigned units. At the time of its establishment, The U.S. Army Accessions Command consisted of Headquarters, U.S Army Accessions Command at Fort Monroe, Virginia; U. S. Army Cadet Command at Fort Monroe, Virginia; U.S. Army Recruiting Command at Fort Knox, Kentucky; the U.S. Army Accessions Support Brigade at Fort Knox, Kentucky; and the U.S. Army Training Center and Fort Jackson, South Carolina. Additionally, the command exercised Department of Defense directed executive agent authority over the Military Entrance Processing Command.”
“Highlighting the importance of the Accessions mission and in light of the pending Base Realignment and Closure relocation of Headquarters United states Army Accessions Command to Fort Knox, Kentucky on 10 June 2008, the Secretary of the Army and Chief of Staff of the Army instructed the commanding general, US Army Accessions command to begin the process of restructuring the command to establish the Human Resource Center of Excellence at Fort Knox, Kentucky. The result of this process was the return of initial military training to the Training and Doctrine Command as of 1 October 2009. On 27 MAY 2010, the Commanding General, United states Army Accessions Command will stand up the Human Resource Center of Excellence at Fort Knox, Kentucky, collocating the Army’s human resource elements – U.S. Army Cadet Command, U.S. Army Recruiting Command, and the U.S. Army Human Resources Command.”
“The host for today’s ceremony is Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, Commanding General, U.S. Army TRADOC, he is joined by Lt. Gen. Benjamin C. Freakley, CG, U.S. Army Accessions Command. The official party is escorted by Command Sgt. Maj. Dennis M. King, Command Sgt. Maj., U.S. Army Accessions Command.”
“Ladies and gentlemen, Gen. Benjamin C. Freakley”
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