A Unique Military Presence
“With the additions of Army Forces Command and Army Reserve Command, Fort Bragg will host more general officers than any other Army installation in the country outside the Pentagon.”
North Carolina is home to the third largest military population in the United States. Historically the Department of Defense has partnered with the state to host our nation’s premier operational units, research and development organizations and depots. However, after the Base Realignment and Closure process in 2005, these partnerships have grown dramatically.
Due to the additions of U.S. Army Forces Command and U.S. Army Reserve Command, Fort Bragg will be the largest Army installation in the world, and the Marine Corps will host an additional 11,500 Marines. Similar investments can be seen in the Special Operations Commands for both the Army and the Marine Corps.
Significant Military Installations in North Carolina
North Carolina is a growing choice for the defense industry due to the presence of large-scale military installations, high-ranking commands, and the best business climate in the United States (Site Selection Magazine). As the defense industry transitions to support the military in emerging technology areas they will benefit by a proximity to the unique presence in North Carolina of end-users and decision-makers on future military requirements.
Fort Bragg Army Base
Seymour Johnson Air Force Base
Air Station Elizabeth City
Marine Corps Air State Cherry Point
Camp LeJeune Marine Base
Army Research Office
NC National Guard Headquarters
USCG Sector North Carolina
US Army Corps of Engineers
Combined with North Carolina’s core strengths in manufacturing, technology and R&D, its diverse and highly-trained labor force, its close proximity to Washington, D.C., its nationally ranked University and community college system and a much admired quality of life, the elevated presence of high-ranking commands and installations offers unparalleled advantages not just to companies serving our nation’s military and homeland security, but for all segments of the state’s economy.