Stars and Stripes stripes.com 13 Jan, 2021 23:00 am

Army now says Spc. Vanessa Guillen’s entire chain of command at Fort Hood not fired, some just suspended

Army now says Spc. Vanessa Guillen’s entire chain of command at Fort Hood not fired, some just suspended
Sgt. Maj. of the Army Michael Grinston told a group of soldiers last week at Fort Hood that all the military leaders in Spc. Vanessa Guillen’s chain of command were "gone" in the aftermath of her disappearance and death at the base. On Wednesday, Grinston clarified that some of those soldiers have only been suspended until an investigation is completed.

Vanessa Guillen’s entire chain of command at Fort Hood not fired, some just suspended Sgt.of the Army Michael Grinston met Thursday with junior enlisted soldiers at Fort Hood, Texas, to discuss efforts to improve the base’s command climate and culture after an investigation released last month identified leadership failures and systemic problems.of the Army Michael Grinston told a group of soldiers last week at Fort Hood that all the military leaders in Spc.8 rand led Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy to take disciplinary action against 14 leaders at Fort Hood, including those Grinston referenced last week.

The Fort Hood Independent Review Committee outlined in their report that the command climate and culture problems at the base were a result of poor leadership.Grinston’s visit to Fort Hood last week was meant to check on the base’s initiatives to repair those problems, which began in October and increased following the report’s release.

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