​​​Throughout its distinguished history,
the mission at Ft Meade has evolved. . . . 


After the doughboys returned from “Over There” in 1919, Camp Meade became the home of the newly created Tank Corps and its two leaders, George S. Patton and Dwight Eisenhower.  During World War II, Fort Meade was an important training center, administrative headquarters, and reception point for deploying and redeploying G.I.’s.  The post also served as a Prisoner of War facility, housing German and Italian POWs.  In 1942, a Special Services Unit Training Center was opened, where soldiers were trained in all phases of the entertainment field. USO entertainers, musicians, and others involved in the entertainment industry, including band leader, Glenn Miller, and boxer Joe Louis, served in Special Services and trained at Fort Meade prior to overseas tours during World War II.  Marlene Dietrich and other stars headlined shows at Ft. Meade. More unfolded as the years went by, and ........

Now, as it celebrates its 100th, Fort George G. Meade is the nation’s preeminent center for information, intelligence and cyber, the third largest Army installation, the largest employer in Maryland, and home to all five branches of the service and over 117 tenant agencies.  Over 54,000 military and civilians call

Ft Meade home as they work to serve our country.​