Nearly 18 months after its ground-breaking, the Sustainment Center of Excellence headquarters will officially be recognized with a ribbon-cutting ceremony Friday as Fort Lee’s first completed Base Realignment and Closure project.
The indoor ceremony is scheduled to begin at 3 p.m., with Maj. Gen. James E. Chambers, Combined Arms Support Command and Fort Lee commanding general, delivering the welcoming remarks. Among the honored guests scheduled to speak are Virginia Gov. Timothy Kaine and Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command commanding general.
The facility, a multi-storied, 218,579 square-foot structure situated on 11 acres of manicured lawn, was delivered on time and at budget, according to Mark Linn, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
CASCOM will be the first organization to move into the new facility located on the corner of A and Lee Avenues. The SCoE will eventually house the headquarters elements of CASCOM’s subordinate commands – the U.S. Army Quartermaster Center and School, currently located at Fort Lee; the U.S. Army Ordnance Center and Schools located at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., and Redstone Arsenal, Ala.; and the U.S. Army Transportation Center and School located at Fort Eustis.
The SCoE is the centerpiece of the Army’s effort to consolidate various functions within its logistics operational structure. Once the BRAC initiatives are completed, Fort Lee will be the Army’s central location for logistics training and doctrine, overseeing all logistics, human resources, finance training and combat developments for the Army.