US Army Cadet Command, 7th Brigade is located at Fort Knox, Kentucky. The Brigade, and Fort Knox, can be found about 35 miles south of Louisville, KY, and is the sixth largest community in the entire commonwealth of Kentucky. The Cadet Command works with ROTC programs at college campuses as well as working at high schools with Junior ROTC units.
Find information about Fort Knox, Kentucky including the main commercial and DSN numbers for the base, information on basic services, base transportation, lodging for TDY and PCSing personnel, and inprocessing.
7th Brigade is responsible for ROTC programs at the high school and college level. The footprint or area of responsibility for 7th Brigade is rather large. This brigade is responsible for ROTC partnerships at schools in the following areas:
The 7th Brigade is hosted by Fort Knox, and as such is part of a much larger military community there which includes the following units:
- 113th Army Band, Accessions Command
- 19th Engineers
- 280th Military Police Detachment (CID), 3d MP Group
- 2nd Squadron 16th Cavalry Regiment
- 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division
- 3rd Sustainment Command (Expeditionary)
- 4th Brigade, 85th Division (TS)
- 703rd Ordnance Company (EOD)
- 8th/229th Aviation
- Directorate of Emergency Services Military Police Operations
- Fort Knox Weather Operations
- U.S. Army Recruiting Command
- US Army 3rd Recruiting Brigade
- US Army Accessions Support Brigade
- US Army Cadet Command
- US Army Human Resources Command
- USA 3rd Recruiting Brigade
Fort Knox, Kentucky History
Fort Knox broke ground in 1918 as Camp Knox. This building project was later downsized as a result of cuts made in the National Defense Act of 1920. Ultimately the area was reserved for a semi-permanent training center for the 5th Corps Area for Reserve Officers and the National Guard.
In 1931 mechanized cavalry troops began training at the Fort. It became a permanent Army garrison in 1932 and was re-designated as Fort Knox. During World War Two, the fort acted as an important Prisoner Of War facility for Axis prisoners including Italian and German POWs.
The Armored Force School and the Armored Force Replacement Center began operations at Fort Knox in October 1940, operating until 2010 when the Armor School was relocated to Fort Benning, Georgia thanks to a decision by the 2005 Base Realignment And Closure Commission’s recommendations. Fort Knox would gain the 1st Theater Sustainment Command in 2017. Fort Knox is described as an important, multifunctional installation, with a “central role in recruiting, training and supporting the warfighter.”
Main Address And Phone Numbers
328 3rd Avenue
Fort Knox, KY 40121
Fort Knox General Contact Numbers
- Emergency – 911
- Hospital Main – (502) 624-9333
- ID Card Section – (502) 624-1667
- Temporary Lodging – (502) 943-1000
- Housing Services Office – (502) 624-5824
- Medical Appointments – (800) 493-9602
- Dental Clinic Hospital – (502) 624-9670
- Post Operator – (502) 624-1000
- Suicide Prevention Hotline – (800) 273-8255
- Barracks – (502) 943-1000
- Welcome Center – (502) 624-7018
- Civilian Personnel Office – (502) 624-3429
- Deployment and Mobilization – (502) 624-6291
- Information and Referral – (502) 624-6291
- Legal Services and JAG – (502) 624-2771
- Education Center – (502) 624-4136
- Child and Youth Services – Central Registration – (502) 624-6703
- Child and Youth Services (CYS) – (502) 624-6700
- Commissary And Shoppette
- Family Advocacy Program – (502) 624-6291
- Education and Developmental Intervention Services – (502) 624-9552
- Army Community Service – (502) 624-6291
- New Parent Support Program – (502) 624-6291
- In/Out Proc. / Defense Financing and Accounting – (502) 624-4397
- Travel Pay / Defense Financing and Accounting – (502) 624-8546
- Family Housing Office – (502) 799-6508
- Off Post Housing Referral – (502) 799-6508
- Transient Billeting (OQ,VOQ,VEQ,DVQ) – (502) 943-1000
- IHG Army Hotels – (502) 943-1000
- ID/CAC Card Section – (502) 624-1818
- Legal Assistance – (502) 624-2771
- Victim Advocate Services – (502) 624-6291
- Central Office/Domestic Dependent Elem. and Secondary Schools – (502) 624-2345
- CYS Central Registration Office – (502) 624-6703
- School Age Services – (502) 624-6903
- School Liaison Services – (502) 624-2305
- Household Goods and Transportation – (502) 624-3927
- Welcome/Visitors Center – (502) 624-7018
Fort Knox Surrounding Area
Things to do in and around Fort Knox include outdoor attractions like Swan Lake State Park and Sears Island with its biking and hiking trails, and there are lots of attractions for those who love antiques including the Searsport Antique Mall, and the Elizabethtown Peddlers Mall.
Fort Knox itself features the on-post General George Patton Museum complete with a static display of an Army tank on display outside the facility.
Fort Knox is close to Louisville, Kentucky–a short drive away with tasting rooms, distilleries, and gift shop opportunities for enthusiasts of Kentucky bourbon and associated culture. Baseball lovers will want to visit Louisville for the Louisville Slugger Museum and Factory, Bourbon Hall is a destination for live entertainment in Louisville, and the Kentucky Derby Museum will interest fans of equestrian culture.
Fort Knox Inprocessing and Check-In
In general, PCSing troops are directed to report to White Hall, Building 1384, room B2 during normal duty hours before reporting to the Brigade (unless otherwise directed) gaining unit. New arrivals on TDY orders or on temporary duty will report to Army Housing Services located in building 1383 during normal duty hours.
If you don’t arrive during normal duty hours, you are directed to check in at the DES building 298. Call (502) 624-6847 for additional information. Ask your sponsor for current information on uniform of the day for inprocessing and other issues.
Fort Knox Services
The Fort Knox healthcare is provided by Ireland Army Health Clinic which is a scaled-down version of its former (larger) self. The following clinics and services are available:
- Alcohol & Drug
- Allergy Clinic
- Ambulance Service
- Anger Management
- Behavioral Health
- Child and Family Behavioral Health
- Dental Clinic
- Environmental Health
- Exceptional Family Member Program
- Hearing Conservation
Call for more information: 502-624-9333. Make appointments or discuss Tricare issues at 800-493-9602.
Child Development Center (CDC) care is provided on Fort Knox for children between the ages of six weeks and five years old. These CDCs offer full-day care, part-day, and hourly care. A waiting list may be required and part-time or hourly care may need special planning depending on demand, mission requirements, etc. Call 502-624-6700, DSN 312-464-6700 for more information or to sign up for waiting lists.
Parents also have the option to choose on-post Family Child Care (FCC) which is offered through private, credentialed providers who live in Fort Knox family housing. Call (502) 624-1818 for more information and waiting list details.
All incoming personnel are directed to track and manage their household goods shipments via the Defense Personal Property System. Call the Fort Knox Inbound TMO Section if you need help or more information; call them at (502) 624-3927.
Dependent and Retiree ID Card Renewal, Replacement, New Issue
All appointments for dependent, retiree, and military member ID card services must be accomplished via the RAPIDS system. Schedule a separate appointment for each person requiring service.
Walk-ins are not permitted. Sponsors are required to accompany their dependents for ID card services UNLESS the dependent furnishes an unexpired valid General or Special Power of Attorney, or a valid DD Form 1172-2.
Fort Knox Schools
The Fort Knox Community School district includes two elementary schools, a middle school and one high school:
- Van Voorhis Elementary School (including pre-K)
- Kingsolver School (including pre-K)
- Scott Middle School
- Fort Knox High School
These facilities are intended for families living on-post. The Fort Knox Community Schools system is a part of the Kentucky District of the Department of Defense Domestic Dependent Elementary and Secondary Schools.
Off-post school assignments are based on location and out-of-district enrollment is generally not allowed. Area school districts include:
- Hardin County Schools
- Meade County Schools
- Elizabethtown Independent Schools
New student registration at these schools may include the following requirements:
- Birth certificates
- Shot records
- Social Security Numbers
- Copy of the child’s physical exams
- Proof of address
- Copy of orders
- Custody or guardian papers filed through the court, where applicable
Call Fort Knox School Support Services at 502-624-2305 for help with any school-related issues on-post or off-post.
Fort Knox Housing
Family housing at Fort Knox is privatized and operated by Knox Hills LLC. You are required to visit the Fort Knox Housing Services Office in Building 1383 at 41 West Chaffee Avenue prior to entering into any legally binding agreement for off-post housing.
Unaccompanied service members assigned to Fort Knox in the grades of E-1 through E-5 are provided on-post housing in the barracks. Unaccompanied soldiers will report to their units first; they are assigned quarters afterward.
Fort Knox PCS and TDY Lodging
Temporary lodging (TLF) at Fort Knox is provided by IHG Army Hotels, 406 N Knox Street, call for reservations: (502) 943-1000. Due to high demand for TLF advance reservations are strongly encouraged.
Fort Knox Transportation
There is no public transportation on post at Fort Knox. New arrivals can take a taxi from the airport to Fort Knox as there is no airport shuttle service available, or make arrangements with your sponsor.
Fort Knox Vehicle Registration And Driver’s License
You don’t need a base decal to operate a POV at Fort Knox; privately owned vehicles will be registered on post at Building 298–call (502) 624-2111 for assistance.
All drivers and passengers are subject to 100% ID checks entering and/or leaving post. Kentucky state law requires all drivers, military or not, to register in the state within a state-defined deadline after moving. PCSing troops should also expect to be required to carry an in-state drivers’ license.