The site was chosen in part for its proximity to the State Department, the Foreign Service Institute, intelligence agencies and military facilities in Washington, D.C., Sen. Tim Kaine said Thursday.
“This training center will generate new economic activity in Virginia while also helping the State Department improve its training efficiencies while holding down costs,” Sen. Mark Warner added.
Rep. Robert Hurt expects for the new facility to create jobs and attract investors.
“The safety and security of our foreign service personnel is vitally important, and I applaud the decision to utilize the resources that Fort and the surrounding areas have to offer,” said Hurt.
“Our diplomats, security personnel and their families serve in some of the most dangerous places in the world,” Kaine added.