Army Force Structure:
The Relocation of the 513th Military Intelligence Brigade
NSIAD-94-15, Oct 7, 1993
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Army's plans to relocate the 513th Military Intelligence Brigade from Fort Monmouth, New Jersey, and Vint Hill Farms Station, Virginia, to Fort Gordon, Georgia, focusing on the relocation's effect on: (1) the 513th's operations, training, and costs; and (2) other organizations at Fort Monmouth.
GAO found that: (1) the Army has decided to relocate the 513th's operational intelligence units from Fort Monmouth to Fort Gordon because it believes that consolidating these units will correct command, control and deployment concerns identified in Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm; (2) the 513th Brigade's current wartime deployment requirements can be met at either Fort Monmouth or Fort Gordon; (3) the brigade's relocation should enhance its unit training because Fort Gordon has greater brigade-level training areas and firing ranges; (4) since 1982, the Army has invested $11 million at Fort Monmouth to support the brigade's operations; (5) the Army's Communications-Electronics Command will move into the space vacated by the brigade at Fort Monmouth; (6) the Army expects the relocation to result in savings in construction and renovation costs, housing and cost-of-living allowances, and training costs; and (7) the brigade's relocation will not significantly impact other organizations remaining at Fort Monmouth.