[Photo caption/credit: A standing room only crowd turned out for a listening session in March to discuss the proposed cutting of up to 5,400 jobs at Fort Leonard Wood. The Army announced today that 774 uniformed personnel would be cut. (Courtesy; U.S. Rep. Vicky Hartzler on Twitter, @RepHartzler)]
The Army has announced 774 uniformed personnel will be cut from Fort Leonard Wood by 2017, but Missouri elected officials are saying the cuts could have been worse.
The cut is part of an announced reduction in active duty strength from 490,000 to 450,000. The impact on the Fort and other installations isn’t expected to be known until September.
Governor Jay Nixon (D) said the planned reduction confirms the importance of Fort Leonard Wood, with some other facilities targeted for deeper cuts.
Written by Mike Lear
Full report at Missourinet
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