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U.S. Army Garrison Fort Detrick

The U.S. Army Garrison (USAG) Fort Detrick, is the "City Hall" of the Installation, bringing leadership and tenant services to more than 50 mission partners as well as partnership with surrounding communities. Fort Detrick more than just "leads the way," through innovation and business development, the garrison exerts positive influence on the local community and state while serving multiple National Security Missions, as it has since the 1940s. This installation has helped shape local industry, education and public health throughout the nation for decades. Fort Detrick is a leader in providing jobs, economic opportunity and leadership in environmental stewardship and sustainability while maintaining mission focus and effective use of resources.

Fort Detrick uses an enterprise business model to create a dynamic and involved quality workforce supporting Soldiers, Families and Civilians. An example of Fort Detrick's enterprise partnership is seen in partnership with OSHA, who rated Fort Detrick in the top 1 percent in safety among 7 million businesses nationwide, including private industry. Such external evaluations and community partnerships increase our capabilities and the success of our environmental stewardship, workforce development, well being initiatives and installation readiness. They validate our successes beyond self-certification. Transparency, partnerships, and external evaluation demonstrate that our efforts in innovation and openness have been successful and that we continually foster resiliency throughout the region.

Fort Detrick was recently recognized with several top awards:

• Chief of Staff of the Army - Army Community of Excellence Award Winner for 2010

• Frederick County, Md. Top 5 Family Friendly Businesses

• Outstanding Housing Installation Team - Privatized

• OSHA Voluntary Protection Program - Leader in Safety

• National Arbor Day Foundation - Tree City USA Award (9th year)

• National Council for Public-Private Partnerships - Infrastructure Partnership Award

• Army and DoD Medium Fire Dept of the Year

• Department of the Army Fire Prevention Program of

the Year

• Maryland Performance Excellence Award-Silver

Fort Detrick remains a leader in transformation. As the host for partnerships from five cabinet level agencies, Fort Detrick is the largest employer in Frederick County and the genesis of innovative thought, educational opportunities, and business.

Fort Detrick has several directorates committed to providing services to support a variety of programs that range from installation services and repair to police and fire as well as a full suite of well-being services for Soldiers, Families and Civilians.

As a new member of the community, many services await you. The "Newcomers Link" at the U.S. Army, Fort Detrick Web site,, provides information about amenities for you and your family that are available through the Relocation Readiness Program.


Fort Detrick is located in Frederick, Maryland, in the heart of Frederick County, the third fastest growing county in Maryland. We are located approximately one hour drive from the Washington, D.C., metro area and Baltimore, Md., easily accessible by major interstate highways.