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Fort Leavenworth Army Base

U.S. Army Combined Arms Center, Command and General Staff College, 15th Military Police Brigade
881 McClellan Ave, Fort Leavenworth, KS 66027

Fort Leavenworth

Fort Leavenworth is a U.S. Army Combined Arms Center (USA CAC), located at Fort Leavenworth. It overlooks the Missouri River, on the border between Kansas and Missouri and spans across 5,200 acres. Fort Leavenworth is located in the heartland of America near the geographical center of the United States.


CAC is responsible for six core functions: functional training, leader development and education, collective training, doctrine, training support, and lessons learned. In order to accomplish these functions, CAC has five major subordinate organizations all located at Fort Leavenworth: the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, the Center for Army Lessons Learned, the Combined Arms Doctrine Directorate, the Combined Arms Center-Training, and the TRADOC Program Integration Office-Mission Command.

Arriving at Fort Leavenworth

Kansas City International Airport (KCI) is 20 miles southeast of the post. There are no commercial buses, military buses, or rail service to or from the post. Airport limousine service operates on a 24-hour call basis. Call Rick’s Airport Express at (913) 651-4649, (1-800-331-6796) approximately 24 hours in advance to ensure a reservation for transportation to Fort Leavenworth.


Directions from KCI and I-29

  • From KCI airport terminals follow the signs to I-29 North.
  • Go North on I-29 for approximately 8 miles to Exit 18, Route 92, Platte City Exit.
  • Turn left (West) on Route 92 through Platte City and toward the town of Tracy.
  • After crossing the Platte River follow the sign that points left (West) toward Leavenworth 10 miles.
  • After crossing the Missouri bridge continue on Metropolitan Ave to the Fort Leavenworth Front Gate.

Vehicles can access Fort Leavenworth through Grant, Sherman or Hancock gates. There must be at least one adult occupant that has their Department of Defense (DoD) issued ID card to present to the access control guards. Additionally, you may enter if you present your Locally Approved Credential (LAC) or a Temporary Pass issued by the Visitor Control Center.


Permanent-party soldiers assigned to the Combined Arms Center sign-in and inprocess with Headquarters Command S-1 located in Room 140, Bldg. 198 at 600 Thomas Avenue. Duty hours are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday 12:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. After duty hours, unaccompanied soldiers, E5 and below, sign-in with duty personnel in Bldg. 48 located at the corner of McPherson and McClellan Avenues. Accompanied soldiers and E6 and above report to IHG Holiday Inn Express for lodging information, and then report to the S-1 the next duty day. For additional information, call DSN 312-552-7891 or 913-684-7891. After-duty hours contact 913-684-7899.


All United States Disciplinary Barracks (USDB) personnel sign in with the S-1 or SDNCO in Bldg 429 at the corner of McPherson and Bluntville Avenues. Call 913-758-5827 for more information.


MEDDAC and DENTAC personnel report to the Medical Company orderly room located on the 3rd floor of Munson Army Health Center; phone 913-684-6730/6732. After duty hours personnel should report to the ADO on the 1st floor of the health center; phone 913-684-6000.

Base Population

There are over 12,733 Active Duty, Reserve, Guard, DoD personnel, civilians, military family members, and retirees assigned to Fort Leavenworth.