Maj. Gen. John R. Evans, commanding general of the U.S. Army Cadet Command and Fort Knox, was the featured speaker Wednesday evening at a special community town hall at the Hardin County Schools Performing Arts Center. Several community organizations worked together to host the event including the Knox Regional Development Alliance, Fort Knox Federal Credit Union, Hardin Memorial Health, the local chapter of the Association of the United States Army, Radcliff Small Business Alliance as well as the Hardin County and Meade County Area Chambers of Commerce.
Source: The-News Enterprise
Maj. Gen. John R. Evans, commanding general of the U.S. Army Cadet Command and Fort Knox, is set to be the featured speaker Wednesday at a special community town hall.
The event is scheduled from 6 to 7:30 p.m. inside the Hardin County Schools Performing Arts Center at John Hardin High School. The public is invited.
Evans, who took command last May, will provide an update on Fort Knox, share what is on the horizon for the installation and then entertain questions from audience members, according to a news release.
The Knox Regional Development Alliance, Fort Knox Federal Credit Union, Hardin Memorial Health, the local chapter of the Association of the United States Army, the Radcliff Small Business Alliance and the Hardin County and Meade County Area Chambers of Commerce banded together to host the event.
The Knox Regional Development Alliance CEO retired Brig. Gen. Jim Iacocca expressed his appreciation for Evans’ support and touted the installations long-standing partnership with the community.
“We look forward to co-hosting the town hall with Maj. Gen. Evans and encourage the public to attend,” said Iacocca in the release. “The key to a strong relationship between Fort Knox and its surrounding communities is an open line of communication. We look forward to learning about the important work happening on Fort Knox and what the community can do to offer even greater support.”
Iacocca said the partnership and mutual support helped the region gain national recognition as a 2018 Great American Defense Community.
“While the designation only lasts a year, our support is ongoing,” Iacocca said. “The community’s role in providing a positive quality of life for soldiers and their families cannot be understated. It is critical.”
At KRDA's Lunch with a Fort Knox Leader, Brig. Gen. Robert Bennett talked about his roles as Adjutant General of the Army, Commanding General of the Physical Disability Agency and Executive Director of the Military Postal Service Agency. Thanks to all of the community leaders who attended! Also, thank you to Colton's Steak House & Grill for catering!
Basic Camp Graduations at Brooks Field from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m.
1st Regiment: 22 July
2nd Regiment: 27 July
3rd Regiment: 1 Aug
4th Regiment: 6 Aug
5th Regiment: 11 Aug
6th Regiment: 16 Aug
Advanced Camp Graduations at Brooks Field from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m.
1st Regiment: 29 Jun
2nd Regiment: 4 July
3rd Regiment: 9 July
4th Regiment: 14 July
5th Regiment: 19 July
6th Regiment: 24 July
7th Regiment: 29 July
8th Regiment: 3 Aug
9th Regiment: 8 Aug
10th Regiment: 13 Aug
11th Regiment: 18 Aug
Source: The News-Enterprise
Fort Knox is a gem of the local economy and its new Gemstone program is aimed at building greater skills among its civilian workforce, Jim Iacocca says.
Iacocca, CEO of the Knox Regional Development Alliance, updated area business leaders Tuesday on several recent developments at Fort Knox during the monthly meeting of the Radcliff Small Business Alliance.
He said the U.S. Army Human Resources Command headquartered on post recently created the Gemstone program, which is an in-house professional development program intended to improve the Army civilian workforce.
Through the program, civil service employees strengthen their leadership abilities and skills through interpersonal skills, oral communication, written communication, creativity and innovation, strategic thinking, conflict management, leveraging diversity, team building, decisiveness, problem solving, partnering, and influencing/negotiating, and other transformations stimulating commitment to personal and professional development, according to information from the U.S. Army.
Iacocca also said the Department of Defense is considering acquiring Kentucky subterranean mines that could be used as training facilities, which could come under the arm of Fort Knox depending on their vicinity. Iacocca did not name the mines being considered.
He said Fort Knox also is looking to build a new water tower, but the plan is on hold because the Department of Defense and the Federal Aviation Administration disagree on the type of radar that needs to be at Godman Airfield. Iacocca said Godman could lose one-third of its approachability if a new water tower is built on Fort Knox without proper radar.
He also referenced recent recruiting efforts the Army is pursuing, including using social media and e-gaming to reach younger audiences.
The Knox Regional Development Alliance is a private organization established to promote and support Fort Knox’s mission. It is directed by a local board and maintains an office in Radcliff.
2019 outreach efforts are already underway with retired Brig. Gen Iacocca’s recent visit to Washington D.C. with retired Col. Blaine Hedges, Executive Director of the Kentucky Commission on Military Affairs.
During the trip, the retired Brig. Gen. Iacocca met with Congressman Guthrie, Senator McConnell's staff, Senator Paul's staff, House Arms Service Committee, Congressman Yarmouth's staff, Office of the Secretary of Defense Accessions, Amry Operations Resource Management, ACSIM staff, Army Operations Training and Director of Military Personnel Management and discussed various matters pertaining Fort Knox, including additional missions well suited for the installation, its strong energy program and subterranean training opportunities in the surrounding region.