Army disciplines 21 at Fort Hood in probe of soldier’s death
The Army said Friday that it has now taken disciplinary action against 21 officers and non-commissioned officers at Fort Hood, Texas, in connection with death last year of Spc. Vanessa Guillén, who was missing for about two months before her remains were found.
Army disciplines 21 at Fort Hood in probe of soldier's death
The Army said Friday that it has taken disciplinary action against 21 officers and non-commissioned officers at Fort Hood, Texas, in connection with death last year of Spc. Vanessa Guillén, who was missing for about two months before her remains were found. The punishments, which include firing eight senior commanders, are the latest Army moves in response to Guillén's disappearance and death, which brought to light widespread leadership failures at a base that had high rates of sexual assault, harassment, drug use and other problems.news.yahoo.com
Fort Hood investigation finds murdered soldier Vanessa Guillén's reports of sexual harassment were ignored
A U.S. Army investigation into the murder of Spc. Vanessa Guillen last year found that she was sexually harassed by a supervisor on two occasions, but leadership at Fort Hood ignored her reports of the harassment and failed to take appropriate action.foxnews.com
Congress vows to watch Army response to Fort Hood violence
Secretary of the Army Ryan McCarthy speaks about an investigation into Fort Hood, Texas at the Pentagon, Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2020, in Washington. A day after Army officials released an independent panel's report on chronic leadership failures and widespread violence at Fort Hood, lawmakers said they will ensure the Army makes long-delayed changes. Elder Fernandes, who was missing for more than a week before he was found dead about 28 miles from Fort Hood. Army leaders concluded that leadership failures contributed to the widespread crime problems at Fort Hood. The five-member panel spent three weeks at Fort Hood and conducted more than 2,500 interviews, including 647 in person.
14 fired or suspended following Fort Hood investigation into Vanessa Guillén's death
The investigation followed the death of Specialist Vanessa Guillén, who was bludgeoned to death at Fort Hood earlier this year. McCarthy named five civilians to be part of the review of the command climate and culture at the base and in the surrounding military community around Fort Hood. "I have determined the issues at Fort Hood are directly related to leadership failures," McCarthy said in announcing the firings. McCarthy said Guillén's murder "shocked our conscience and brought attention to deeper problems" at Fort Hood and across the Army more widely. On July 30, McCarthy directed the establishment of an Independent Review Committee to review the culture at Fort Hood.cbsnews.com
Army: Independent probe coming after Fort Hood soldier death
Vanessa Guillen, who investigators say was bludgeoned to death at Fort Hood by a fellow soldier. Aguilar, 22, of Killeen, Texas, near Fort Hood, is currently in custody at the Bell County Jail. The Army says the gun Robinson used was not issued by Fort Hood, but it's unclear where he got it. Army officials said 52 agents from multiple military and civilian law enforcement agencies have conducted more than 300 interviews investigating Guillen's killing. That has lasted for more than 170 days, and Army officials say that has led to forensic examinations of more than 50 phones.
Army identifies buried remains as missing Texas soldier
Juan Cruz, boyfriend of Army soldier Vanessa Guilln, kneels in front of a mural honoring her Sunday, July 5, 2020, in Houston. (Godofredo A. Vsquez/Houston Chronicle via AP)AUSTIN, Texas An Army commander confirmed Monday that dismembered remains found last week buried near Fort Hood belonged to a 20-year-old soldier who vanished more than two months ago from the Texas base. Vanessa Guilln. A day earlier, an attorney for Guilln's family had said Army officials told the family at their Houston home that the remains were hers. Guilln's family has said that they believe she was sexually harassed by Robinson and is calling for a congressional investigation.