COLUMBUS, Ga. (AP) - A Fort Benning spokesman says there are fewer civilians working at the post in fiscal year 2012 after the Base Realignment and Closure process and the elimination of some other jobs.
Gary A. Jones tells the Columbus Ledger-Enquirer many contract employees hired specifically for BRAC actions have been let go. He says that wasn't related to the fiscal year change or budget cuts but to the fact that BRAC is mostly complete.
The post started the new fiscal year Oct. 1 with essentially the same staff of the previous fiscal year except for employees contracted to BRAC.
Staff reductions came two weeks after Maj. Gen. Robert Brown, commander of the Maneuver Center of Excellence, announced the post had met its goals moving the Armor School from Fort Knox, Ky.
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