Changing Names Of Army Bases Across The Nation

Nine Army bases are implementing their recommended name changes. Learn about the incredible heroes the naming commission has recommended.


 

Fort Benning, GA, is to become Fort Moore, commemorating Lt. Gen. Hal Moore and Julia Moore.


Harold Gregory Moore Jr. (1922-2017) Lt. Gen Moore had a 32-year military career (1945-1977). Lt. Gen Moore was also an accomplished author with a best-seller book, "We Were Soldiers Once... and Young". The 1992 best-seller described the 1965 "Battle of la Drang" in Vietnam.


His wife, Julia Moore, on the home front, supported families of service members and helped implement the creation of casualty notification teams (as well as survivor support networks).


 

Fort Bragg, NC, is to become Fort Liberty commemorating the American Value of Liberty.


The United States Army's foundational value is to achieve Liberty. It is an essential value shared by all Americans throughout history.


Photo Courtesy of Pixabay
 

Fort Gordon, GA, is to become Fort Eisenhower commemorating General of the Army and former President Dwight D. Eisenhower.


Dwight D. Eisenhower (1890-1969). General Dwight D. Eisenhower was the 24th President of the United States from 1953 to 1961. General of the Army Dwight D. Eisenhower led forces in Europe during World War II.


 

Fort A. P. Hill, VA, is to become Fort Walker commemorating Dr. Mary Edwards Walker.


Mary Edwards Walker (1832-1919). Dr. Mary Edwards Walker was the first woman appointed to the Congressional Medal of Honor for her work during the Civil War.


 

Fort Hood, TX, is to become Fort Cavazos commemorating General Richard E. Cavazos.


Richard E. Cavazos (1929-2017). General Richard E. Cavazos was described by retired Lt. Gen. Daniel P. Bolger as the epitome of "Army done right." General Cavazos believed that troops needed to have complete trust and faith in their commanding officer to achieve victory. Gen. Richard E. Cavazos became the United States Army's first Hispanic four-star general.


 

Fort Lee, VA, is to become Fort Gregg-Adams commemorating LTG Arthur J. Gregg and LTC Charity Adams.


Lieutenant General Arthur J. Gregg is a retired Army General. LTG Arthur J. Gregg was promoted to Lieutenant General, serving as deputy chief of staff of logistics.


Charity Adams Early (1918-2002). LTC Charity Adams led the first African-American Women's Army Auxiliary Corps overseas during World War II.


 

Fort Pickett, VA, is to become Fort Barfoot commemorating T/SGT Van T. Barfoot.


Van Thomas Barfoot (1919-2012). Technical Sergeant Van T. Barfoot fought with great courage and commitment to his men and mission during World War II. He received the Medal of Honor in France in 1944.


 

Fort Polk, LA, is to become Fort Johnson commemorating SGT William Henry Johnson.


William Henry Johnson (1892-1929). Sergeant Henry Johnson was awarded the highest French award, The French Croix De Guerre Avec Palme. He was also awarded the Purple Heart and the Distinguished Service Cross posthumously for displaying great courage, holding back enemy force until they retreated. The bravery and resistance of Johnson and his fellow comrade brought the failure of the enemy raid.


SGT William Henry Johnson Photo: army.mil/medal of honor

 

Fort Rucker, AL, is to become Fort Novosel commemorating CW4 Michael J. Novosel, Sr.


Michael J. Novosel, Sr. (1922-2006). Chief Warrant Officer (CW4) Michael J. Novosel, Sr. distinguished himself in successfully rescuing Vietnamese wounded soldiers while serving as commander of a medical evacuation helicopter without any cover. Chief Warrant Officer Michael J Novosel Sr. was awarded The Medal of Honor.


 

The recommendation of the naming commission was approved this past October. The Pentagon is giving bases some time to prepare for the change, but no later than January 1st, 2024.


Please click the link below for a complete overview of the selected and non-selected candidates' history, achievements, and the powerful impact they made in Army history.