Spouse to the commanding general of U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, Dr. Elizabeth Funk speaks with Fort Knox spouses who were utilizing the installation co-work space Oct. 29, 2021.
Spouse to the commanding general of U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, Dr. Elizabeth Funk speaks with Fort Knox spouses who were utilizing the installation co-work space Oct. 29, 2021. (Photo Credit: Jenn DeHaan, Fort Knox News) VIEW ORIGINAL

FORT KNOX, Ky. – Spouse and advisor to the commanding general of U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, Dr. Elizabeth Funk, visited Fort Knox Oct. 29 to observe programs that support Soldiers and their Families.

Funk’s visit included a stop at the spouse co-work space, where three military spouses were working remotely. During the discussion, the three shared both the positive ways having the co-work space has helped them, and also their ideas for improvements.

As an Army wife of more than 30 years, Funk said she understood their concerns based on her own similar experiences.

“I completely get it, and I value everything you all are saying,” said Funk. “I understand because I’m a working military spouse, too. I have extra compassion for those of you who are trying to juggle all of this, especially when you have children. This is what the Army Family is now, and we’ve got so much work to do still with this program.”

Funk is the spouse of Gen. Paul Funk II, who, in addition to overseeing TRADOC, is a Fort Knox Middle High School graduate.