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59th Ordnance Brigade


Complete the soldierization process for AIT Soldiers; enforce high standards of training and discipline; produce Soldiers of character who are physically fit, technically and tactically competent, highly disciplined, and have a Warrior spirit. Prepare Soldiers and leaders to sustain US forces in peace and in contemporary operating wartime environment.

  • Transition students from the total control environment of Basic Combat Training (BCT) into the AIT environment with less controls and more individual responsibility to complete the Soldierization process, producing Soldiers of character.
  • Graduate technically and tactically proficient, physically fit Ordnance Soldiers capable of surviving on the modern battlefield and able to contribute to their first unit of assignment.
  • Ensure permanent party Soldiers are prepared technically, tactically, physically, and administratively for worldwide deployment.
  • Maintain individual permanent party deployability and fitness.
  • Conduct operations and administrative/logistical functions to support training, Soldiers, and the installation.
  • Care for the families.

59th Ordnance Brigade

The 59th Brigade consists of a HQ, S-staff, Chaplain, HHC, and four battalions: 16th Ordnance Battalion, 832nd Ordnance Battalion located at Fort Lee, VA., 73rd Ordnance Battalion located at Fort Gordon, GA., and the EOD Training Battalion located at Eglin Air Force Base, FL. The Brigade also consists of two Ordnance Training Detachments located at Fort Sill, OK., and Fort Leonard Wood, MO.

Provide the Army with Soldiers who are world-class maintainers, ammunition supply specialists, and EOD technicians who are prepared to perform and survive during tactical engagements in an asymmetric battlefield. Develop relevant and responsive training to counter ever-evolving enemy strategies and tactics. This will be accomplished by focusing on the following:

  • Soldier and Civilian Safety
  • Initial Military Training
  • Professional Military Training
  • Civilian Education
  • Reserve Component Training
  • Functional Training


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This page last updated: January 29, 2016