About Fort Gordon, GA
Fort Gordon is one of the most important military facilities in the United States. Located near Augusta, Georgia, the installation was established in 1917 and was named in honor of Confederate Major General John Brown Gordon. Operated by the United States Army, the facility was of paramount importance during both World War I and World II. Following World War II, Fort Gordon was greatly expanded in size, and became a major site for Army basic training.
While Fort Gordon serves the United States in a variety of capacities, it is most well known as the home for United States Army Signal Corps. Personnel at the facility specialize in Signal Intelligence in particular, with many Army Intelligence units based out of the fort.
Fort Gordon has had a major economic impact on the Augusta area. Currently, the facility employees around 30,000 people, both military personnel and civilians.