The Economic Impact of Fort Hood (2012)

Fort Hood’s economic impact climbed to $25.3 billion statewide last year, according to a Texas comptroller’s study released Thursday.


  • Encompasses 218,823 acres
  • 68,942 Jobs
  • 79,454 Family Members
  • $1.4 Billion Construction and Utility Payments

APPROXIMATELY 10,000 SOLDIERS EXIT THE MILITARY AT FORT HOOD EACH YEAR with about 30% remaining in the local area and looking for employment.

Military Occupational Specialties of Soldiers Leaving or Retiring from Fort Hood:

Combat Arms


Maintainers & Repairers




IT & Communication


Transportation & Logistics


Units Assigned to Fort Hood

Unit Authorized Strength
III Corps 858
1st Cavalry Division 18,855
1st Army Division West 636
13th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) 4,237
3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment 4,528
36th Engineer Brigade 2,265
89th Military Police Brigade 985
504th Battlefield Surveillance Brigade 1,421
69th Air Defense Artillery Brigade 1,673
41st Fires Brigade 1,831
Operational Test Command 301
21st Cavalry Brigade 72
US Army Garrison - Fort Hood 26
Medical Command / Dental Command 987
407th Army Field Support Brigade 16
48th Chemical Brigade 824
3rd Air Support Brigade 475
4th Aviation Brigade 2,717

More Information About Fort Hood

Download one of the following reports to get more information about Fort Hood.

Central Texas Factbook (2009)

A joint Publication of the Heart of Texas Defense Alliance and the Greater Killeen Chamber of Commerce.

Veterans Inventory Initiative (HOTDA)

A Publication of the Heart of Texas Defense Alliance

An assessment of the intentions, educational level, skills, employment desires, and suggestions to improve the Fort Hood region’s “Quality of Place” for Soldiers leaving military service at Fort Hood, Texas.

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