In a move that could be predictive of future federal budget cuts, the U.S. Army announced it will cut 500 human resource and training jobs at its Fort Knox facility, thereby saving $50 million in budget expenses, according to this report:
“Headquartered in Fort Knox, the U.S. Army Accessions Command will be phased out by the end of the 2012 fiscal year. But the base, which employs approximately 18,600 military and civilian personnel and 2,800 contractors, will continue serving as the national headquarters for human resources and training, [Army spokesman Brian] Lepley said.
By mid-July, there will also be a transfer of 81 additional employees to Fort Knox from Fort Monroe in Hampton, Va., which is shutting down, Lieutenant Colonel Matt Hackathorn said.
The changes will eliminate 195 military and civilian jobs and 290 contracted jobs in Fort Knox.”