About Fort Custer, MI
Fort Custer currently serves as a Michigan Army National Guard training facility, and is located only a couple miles from Battle Creek, Michigan. Originally constructed in 1917 as a military training outpost during World War I, Fort Custer has become one of the most active and heavily used training centers in the Midwest.
The location of Fort Custer allows military personnel from neighboring states such as Illinois, Indiana and Ohio to use the facility. Multiple training institutions are located within Fort Custer, such as the Fort Custer Education Center and the Regional Maintenance Training Site.
Named after former Civil War general George Armstrong Custer, the fort has had a long history of training soldiers. Over 100,000 men were trained at Fort Custer during World War I, with another 300,000 being prepared for combat during World War II. Today, Fort Custer functions as a training grounds for small arms and maintenance needs.