Creating the National Armor and Cavalry Museum at Ft. Benning, GA
While the museum will provide modern storage, maintenance and exhibit capabilities for the more than 9000 micro artifacts and 250 macro artifacts in the Armor Collection, it will also provide resources in support of ongoing research and development of doctrine, policy and equipment.
We also know that this facility will play an increasingly important role in Army recruiting and retention.
Since 1989, the Army has been transitioning from its Cold War force structure to a leaner, more expeditionary model. The process has been accelerated by the Global War on Terror (GWOT) and the Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC).
This situation provides a unique opportunity and challenge to create a modern state-of-the-art Armor and Cavalry museum that captures a vision of excellence and relevance while preserving our cultural heritage. The entire Armor Collection will be moved to Ft. Benning and eventually displayed in the National Armor and Cavalry Museum.
The museum will be a core component of the Maneuver Center of Excellence as both an educational resource and center for study of the history of the Mounted Force.
The museum will take a central role in supporting unit, organization and Soldier history and heritage. It will also provide the public with a window to the Army, and in particular its mounted warriors, their history, and their role in national development.