Fourteen commanders and unit leaders at a US military base in Fort Hood, Texas, have been fired or suspended following a spate of homicides and sexual assaults. The base has been called the “most dangerous military town” of the US military.
According to reports from Washington, the U.S. military leadership announced Tuesday evening that more than a dozen military commanders and unit leaders at the military base of the same name, located at Fort Hood, Texas, have been fired or suspended.
There are 36,000 U.S. military personnel stationed at the base. At least five people have been killed there so far this year. There were also two soldiers who had either filed a formal complaint against sexual harassment at the army base or were about to do so, and both went missing. His alleged murder was later confirmed.
US Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy said in a statement that he had received an impartial report on the command of the military base, its environment and general attitudes. Ordered dismissal of personnel.
The U.S. military says the bomber struck shortly afternoon in front of a U.S. military base. The 20-year-old specialist was identified as Vanessa Guillén and went missing on April 22 of that year.
Vanessa, a young female soldier, was allegedly sexually harassed several times at Fort Hood Base. He told his family that he did not trust the top commanders of the military base to conduct a satisfactory investigation if they made a formal complaint about their sexual harassment.
Vanessa Guillén’s family and local residents also expressed scepticism that the military base’s management was serious about investigating the disappearance of the female soldier after she went missing. Vanessa was murdered after her alleged disappearance and her dismembered body was found on June 30.
The day authorities found Vanessa’s body, police tried to arrest a suspect and a specialist soldier. The soldier, identified as Erin David Robinson, shot himself when he saw police approaching him to avoid arrest.