FORT LEE, Va. – Top leaders from Virginia Commonwealth University paid a visit to Fort Lee July 8 to learn about the post, its organizations and missions as the Army’s sustainment training site.
VCU President Dr. Michael Rao met with William F. Moore, deputy to the commanding general, Combined Arms Support Command; leaders from the Army Logistics University; the Ordnance, Transportation and Quartermaster Schools; and the garrison. The VCU President was accompanied by Dr. Beverly Warren, VCU provost; Ed Grier, dean of the School of Business; and Mark Rubin, executive director of government relations.
During the visit, Col. Michael Morrow, garrison commander, talked about the post’s transformational growth that came as part of 2005 Base Realignment and Closure law that directed organizational relocations from across the country and military services to Fort Lee.
As a result of those moves, Fort Lee will train 38 percent of the total Army; no installation will train more career specialties than the post. The group saw a demonstration of the virtual welding simulator on the Ordnance Campus and participated in a test using computer-based Blackboard technology used at the Petroleum and Water Department, part of the Quartermaster School.