Fort Hood has been in the news a lot lately for the wrong reasons. As a result, the Army had decided to initiate a probe to investigate murders and deaths on the post. Now, the Army has decided to punish 14 officers over the results of the probe.
Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy said that the issues on the sprawling base “were directly related to leadership failures.”
“I directed the relief and or suspension of commanders and other leaders from the corps to the squad level,” McCarthy said, adding that 14 senior officers “have been relieved of suspended from their positions.”
The probe was initiated after the disappearance and murder of Army Specialist Vanessa Guillén earlier this year. Guillén reported to her family that she’d been sexually harassed on the base. An internal investigation reported that they had found no credible information or reports that Guillén had been sexually harassed. However, her allegations and murder prompted many service members to share their experiences with sexual assault and harassment on social media using the hashtag #IAmVanessaGuillen.