Hello everyone. We hope your year is off to a great start. We enjoyed a busy January culminating with our annual meeting of investors. It was great to celebrate the successes of 2020 and discuss the positive outlook for 2021 with the people and organizations who make it possible for KRDA to do its work. The added benefit of having Maj. Gen. Evans join us made the virtual gathering all the more meaningful as Fort Knox’s senior commander is set to depart this summer.
Maj. Gen. Evans shared the welcome news of Cadet Summer Training’s (CST) return to Fort Knox this year. In a few short months, the post will be brimming with college students from across the country who are in the Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) program. As part of the Army’s largest training exercise, hundreds of cadre (instructors) will be assessing these future Army second lieutenants.
In addition to CST, we anticipate continued growth on post in 2021 at V Corps, 1st Army Division East and Army Human Resources Command. We’ll also continue our outreach efforts to defense contractors. With the addition of V Corps headquarters, we are seeing interest from different firms that support operational warfighting units.
We look forward to welcoming several new commanders this summer with changes of command at U.S. Army Cadet Command, U.S. Army Human Resources Command and the Fort Knox Garrison. We hope that public health conditions are favorable enough later this year to host a community welcome reception for these new commanders as well as the leadership team at V Corps Headquarters.
Regardless of what 2021 brings, we know our community will continue to provide the highest level of support to Fort Knox Soldiers and their families. We can’t thank you enough.
Ray and Jim
CEO, Abound Credit Union
KRDA Board Chairman
Brig. Gen. (Ret)
Knox Regional Development Alliance