MCLEAN, Va., Dec. 21 (UPI) -- The U.S. Army's Maneuver Center or Excellence for infantry and armor training is to receive support services from Booz Allen Hamilton of Virginia.
Under the Army contract, Booz Allen Hamilton, which already provides services at Fort Benning, Ga., will expand its work to include training development support, capability development support and training instruction support.
The company will also help with doctrine development and simulation analysis.
"Fort Benning is a critical location for the U.S. Army, and will be for the foreseeable future," said Keith Catanzano, Booz Allen's vice president.
"This contract will support a vital U.S. Army training facility by deploying infrastructure and supporting services as Fort Benning and the Maneuver Center of Excellence continue to grow and serve more and more warfighters."
The center of excellence provides maneuver and readiness training for the service.
Fort Benning, near Columbus, Ga., is a premier infantry training site. The Army relocated its armor school to the base as a result of 2005 base realignments.
In addition to Booz Allen, six other companies will provide services to the center.
The contract is an indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity award with a one-year base performance period and four option years. It is worth a total of $458 million for all contractors.