One in five new soldiers is trained at Fort Leonard Wood. The installation also offers Advanced Individual Training to thousands of soldiers every year.
The Military Police Academy and the Basic and Advanced Noncommissioned Officer Courses.
The Maneuver Support Center of Excellence provides MOS training for engineers, biological, chemical and nuclear specialists, and military police. Because there are only two gender-integrated Army reception centers, 42 percent of the Army’s women are trained at Fort Leonard Wood. A large group of international students receive allied nation training at this installation.
In addition to the large number of soldiers who receive their training at Fort Leonard Wood, the installation is home to a Marine Corps detachment commanded by a colonel and an Air Force detachment. Detachments from the Coast Guard and the Navy Seabees are also trained at Fort Leonard Wood.
Pulaski County is located in central Missouri. The entire county has a population of approximate 53,000 people, most of whom reside at Fort Leonard Wood. The cities of Waynesville and St. Robert are also in Pulaski County. St. Louis is merely a two-hour drive away. Springfield, Missouri is only about an hour from Fort Leonard Wood.
The Waynesville R-VI School District serves the families of Fort Leonard Wood. Most of the children in the district are part of military families, with approximately 27 percent of students coming from the neighboring Waynesville community. There are four elementary schools located on Fort Leonard Wood. Two additional elementary schools, one middle school and one high school are located within the Waynesville community.
General Leonard Wood Army Community Hospital is located on Fort Leonard Wood. The hospital has 24-hour emergency room services in addition to ob/gyn care, preventative medicine and a veterinary clinic.
The six-story 65-bed facility provides inpatient and outpatient services to over 34,000 beneficiaries. Every day, one to two babies are born at General Leonard Wood Army Community Hospital.
Bona-fide single soldiers are housed on post. Barracks are assigned to all single soldiers with a rank through E-5. Soldiers ranked E-6 through E-9 and officers must live in off-post housing. Privatized family housing is available to families of Fort Leonard Wood. The cost of living in the Ozark region of Missouri is very affordable at over 20 percent below the national average.