The General George Patton Museum of Leadership is the only museum dedicated to telling the history of Army leadership. Through a multi-year transformation, the museum will use the latest technology to bring its artifacts to life and tell the stories of leaders at all levels from corporal to general. The Museum will not only tell the enduring story of General Patton's life-long study of history and human character; it will also tell visitors about the importance of the human element in war and peace and how leadership makes the difference. The Museum also collects, preserves, interprets and exhibits artifacts related to the history of Fort Knox from 1918 to the present, plus the story of Army recruiting, and the history of the Reserve Officer's Training Corps.
Background, beliefs, education and experience shapes character. Becoming a person of character is a life-long process. To some extent, everyone is responsible for their own character development, but leaders are responsible for encouraging, supporting and assessing the efforts of others. Doing the right thing is good, but doing the right thing for the right reason with the right goal is better and promotes an ethical climate.