FORT HOOD, Texas — Fort Hood will host a media event 10:30 a.m. Aug. 14 to announce that Fort Hood is conducting a limited user test for Soldiers to earn civilian professional credentials and certifications here.

Leaders attending the media availability include the Under Secretary of the Army Ryan D. McCarthy, Sgt. Maj. of the Army Daniel A. Dailey, U.S. Rep. John R. Carter, 31st Congressional District, leaders from Fort Hood and education services professionals.

Immediately following the media availability, select leaders will discuss the importance of the program and the benefits it will provide Soldiers, their Families, the Army, industry partners and American employers at a press conference in the Fort Hood Education Center.

Senior leaders will also answer questions from the media at that time. Program education experts as well as Soldiers will be available for media interviews after the press conference.

Members of the media who would like to attend the events must register with the Fort Hood Public Affairs Office no later than noon, Aug. 10, at http://www.forthoodpresscenter.com/14-august-media-registration-for-u-s-army-credentialing-initiative/ .

A Fort Hood public affairs official will meet members of the media at the south-side parking lot across from the Marvin Leath Visitors Welcome Center at 9:45 a.m. CDT on Aug. 14.