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    Fort Bliss, Texas. Joe Raedle/Getty Images Fort Bliss soldier Christian Alvarado has been found guilty of multiple counts of sexual assault and abuse. Alvarado will face an 18-year military prison sentence, a court-martial determined on Friday. A new study found that female soldiers at Texas' Fort Bliss face some of the highest risks of sexual assault than at...
    FORT CARSON, Colo. (CBS4)– A new study includes Fort Carson as one of the U.S. Army bases where female soldiers face a greater risk of sexual assault and harassment than at other posts. The Rand Corp Study shows that Army bases in four states account for more than one-third of all active duty sexual assaults in 2018. (credit: U.S. Army...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Female soldiers at Army bases in Texas, Colorado, Kansas and Kentucky face a greater risk of sexual assault and harassment than those at other posts, accounting for more than a third of all active-duty Army women sexually assaulted in 2018, according to a new Rand Corp. study. The study, released Friday, looked at Army incidents, and found...
    Female soldiers at Army bases in Texas, Colorado, Kansas and Kentucky face a greater risk of sexual assault and harassment than those at other posts, accounting for more than a third of all active-duty Army women sexually assaulted in 2018, according to a new RAND Corporation study. The study, released Friday, looked at Army incidents, and found that female soldiers...
     A Texas judge has denied a motion to throw out the confession of the woman accused of helping to dismember the body of Fort Hood Army Specialist Vanessa Guillen.  Cecily Aguilar, 22, has been charged with tampering with evidence after she allegedly confessed to investigators that she helped cut up and hide Guillen's body in April of last year.  At...
    The fiancé of murdered US Army Specialist Vanessa Guillen is speaking publicly for the first time, revealing he learned about her horrific death after seeing posts on Twitter.     Guillen, 20, disappeared from a Texas Army base last April after telling her family she was being sexually harassed - and her dismembered and buried remains were found on June 30 near the...
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    She takes over the post just as military service leaders are facing pressure to change how they prosecute sexual assaults and other crimes. Christine Wormuth was confirmed unanimously by the Senate on Thursday to be the first female secretary of the Army. Wormuth, who led President Joe Biden's transition team...
    Christine Wormuth was confirmed unanimously by the Senate Thursday becoming the first female secretary of the Army.  The confirmation came after a 'procedural hiccup' that saw her confirmed and then unconfirmed only to be reconfirmed in under 24 hours.      In a strange twist, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, a New York Democrat, asked the Senate to rescind Wormuth's nomination hours after...
    Christine Wormuth was confirmed unanimously by the Senate on Thursday to be the first female secretary of the Army. Wormuth, who led President Joe Bidens transition team at the Pentagon, got an overwhelmingly warm reception from members of the Senate Armed Services Committee during a hearing this month. Her confirmation sets her up as one of the more powerful officials...
    Christine Wormuth made history as the first woman ever to be confirmed by the US Senate as Secretary of the Army - only to have the upper chamber reverse itself in what observers are calling a 'procedural hiccup.' In a strange twist, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, the Democrat from New York, asked the Senate to rescind Wormuth’s nomination hours...
    The Pentagon released its annual report on sexual assault in the military on Thursday amid intensified pressure across the department to act decisively to root out the scourge affecting retention, recruitment, and readiness. The annual report to Congress revealed 7,816 cases filed during the fiscal year 2020, which ended in September. The number of active-duty cases filed was 6,290, a...
    President Joe Biden’s nominee for Army secretary, Christine Wormuth, on Thursday promised senators she would provide them data on extremism in the ranks as Republican lawmakers warned of unfounded claims about troops after a pro-Donald Trump mob stormed the Capitol on Jan. 6. Wormuth, a former Obama Pentagon undersecretary for policy, would be the first woman to serve in the...
    WASHINGTON (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — Responding to criticism that the unit is understaffed, overwhelmed and filled with inexperienced investigators, the U.S. Army plans to put a civilian in charge of the command that conducts criminal investigations. Officials familiar with the decision told The Associated Press the decision, expected to be announced Thursday, reflects recommendations made by an independent commission in the wake...
    (CNN)More than a dozen Army officers and non-commissioned soldiers face disciplinary actions related to the response to Army Spc. Vanessa Guillén's disappearance and murder at Fort Hood, Texas, last year, according to the Army's fact-finding investigation released Friday.The personnel face discipline for a variety of failures, and investigators found Guillén was also sexually harassed.The chief investigating officer, Gen. Michael Garrett,...
    The U.S. Army released a report Friday saying officers at Fort Hood in Texas ignored complaints of sexual harassment from Special Vanessa Guillén, the soldier who disappeared last year and was allegedly killed by a fellow soldier. The Army said a total of 21 soldiers have been relieved of duty or reprimanded as a result of the investigation.  The report...
    A former director of the youth ministry at Fort Leonard Wood U.S. Army Base pleaded guilty Thursday to sexually abusing four minors between 2010 and 2017. David McKay, 42, of Waynesville, Missouri, pleaded guilty to four counts of sexually abusing a minor and one count of transporting a minor to engage in criminal sexual activity, according to a press release...
    Lt. Col. Rachael Hoagland, a US Army officer, is demanding that uniforms be altered so that the rank insignia is moved from the center of the chest to the collar The United States Army uniform inadvertently gives men 'a free pass to ogle a woman’s breasts’ after moving the rank insignia from the collar to the middle of the...
    FORT MEADE, Md. (WJZ) — A sergeant at Fort George G. Meade in Maryland was convicted by a military panel of two specifications of sexual assault on April 16. Sgt. Nelson O. Rodriguez faced four charges and eight specifications in violation of military justice code for sexual assault, rape, attempted rap, aggravated assault, assault by battery and obstruction of justice,...
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    (CNN)Additional Army criminal investigators have been sent to Fort Sill, Oklahoma, in the wake of a soldier's allegation about sexual assault that may have involved multiple Army personnel in more than one incident, several Army officials told CNN.According to the post's commanding general, a trainee at Fort Sill reported on March 27 that she was the victim of sexual assault.In...
    LAWTON, Okla. (CBSNEWS.COM) — Soldiers at Fort Sill in Oklahoma have been suspended from duty pending the outcome of an investigation into a female soldier’s allegations that she was sexually assaulted, the Army post’s commanding general said. Late last month, the soldier who was training at the post “reported that she was the victim of sexual assault involving Fort Sill...
    LAWTON, Okla. (AP) — Soldiers at Fort Sill in Oklahoma have been suspended from duty pending the outcome of an investigation into a female soldier’s allegations that she was sexually assaulted, the Army post’s commanding general said. Late last month, the soldier who was training at the post “reported that she was the victim of sexual assault involving Fort Sill...
    Multiple training officers at an Oklahoma Army base were suspended this week after a female trainee stationed there reported she was sexually assaulted at the post. “This past Saturday, a soldier assigned to Fort Sill reported she was the victim of sexual assault, involving Fort Sill cadre members,” Maj. Gen. Ken Kamper, commander of Fort Sill, said at a...
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    Loading the player... Multiple army instructors have been suspended over the alleged sexual assault of a trainee at the base in Fort Sill, Oklahoma.  Agents from Army Criminal Investigation Command reportedly launched an investigation after a female trainee claimed she was sexually assaulted by 22 service members, including several drill sergeants, The Hill reported. The trainee lodged her complaint...
    Instructors at Fort Sill were suspended after officials with the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command began an investigation into allegations of sexual assault involving a female soldier in training. Maj. Gen. Ken Kamper said at a Thursday press briefing that the trainee assigned to Fort Sill in Oklahoma reported a sexual assault to officials at the base on Saturday, according...
    Fort Hood leadership blocked sexual assault reporting, shamed victims and failed to identify "textbook" examples of grooming and "serial" offenders, investigators told Congress this week, following an independent review conducted in the wake of 20-year-old soldier Vanessa Guillén’s disappearance and murder, and a string other deaths and suicides connected to the U.S. Army base in Killeen, Texas. The House Armed...
    By LOLITA C. BALDOR, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawmakers expressed frustration Tuesday with how slowly improvements are being made to criminal investigation at Fort Hood, Texas, where rates of violent crime and sexual assaults are particularly high. They grilled the commander of the Army's Criminal Investigation Command, or CID, who said she is “seizing this moment” to correct the...
    Washington (CNN)Three months after the Army punished several senior officers following an independent investigation into the climate and culture at the Fort Hood Army base in Texas prompted by the killing of 20-year-old soldier Vanessa Guillen and deaths of several other service members, the investigators who carried out the review will appear before Congress on Tuesday.Guillen's remains were found in...
    AN Army officer is ac­cused of sexually assaulting a woman by touching her bum with his foot. Colonel Martin Toney admits contact at a court martial but says it was accidental, not sexual. 1Colonel Martin Toney is accused of sexual assault His lawyer David Richards told a hearing in Catterick, North Yorks: “He went to get her attention with his...
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) – Sgt. Taylor Knueven always knew sexual assault and harassment plagued the U.S. Army. But the combat medic’s own assault early last year opened her eyes to the broken system surrounding one of the military’s most infamous problems. Earlier this week, Knueven and six other soldiers went before a panel in the 18th Airborne Corps headquarters at...
    By SARAH BLAKE MORGAN, Associated Press CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Sgt. Taylor Knueven always knew sexual assault and harassment plagued the U.S. Army. But the combat medic’s own assault early last year opened her eyes to the broken system surrounding one of the military’s most infamous problems. Earlier this week, Knueven and six other soldiers stood before a panel inside...
    YEI, South Sudan (AP) — First, the soldiers stole their belongings. Then they took their food. On their third and final visit, the woman said, the soldiers raped her and her daughter-in-law until they were unable to walk. What sets these assaults in South Sudan apart from many other rapes by soldiers in the troubled country is this: The women...
    A Fort Bliss soldier will be charged with the sexual assault of fellow soldier Asia Graham, who was found dead in her barracks on New Year’s Eve, authorities announced Friday. Private First Class Asia Graham, 19, a human resource specialist from North Carolina, reported that she had been sexually assaulted by another soldier on June 1. She said the assault...
    (CNN)Officials at Fort Bliss have moved to court-martial a private first class accused of the sexual assault of a fellow soldier who was found dead on New Year's Eve.Pfc. Asia Graham, 19, was found unresponsive in her barracks on December 31, Fort Bliss said in a press release issued January 2. Special agents for the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command...
    The disappearance of Vanessa Guillén, a 20-year-old soldier at the sprawling Texas Army base of Fort Hood last April, captured headlines across the world. After 10 torturous weeks and growing fears that another soldier who had sexually harassed her was involved, Guillén's dismembered, burned body parts were unearthed from a box by a river. That fellow soldier, her suspected killer, died by suicide as police inched closer...
    A Bryan County man who admitted attempting to coerce a child into sexual activity has been sentenced to 15 years in federal prison. Michael Wilson, 38, of Richmond Hill, Ga., was sentenced to 180 months in prison by U.S. District Court Judge William T. Moore Jr. after pleading guilty to Attempted...
    Activists lead a peaceful caravan and protest for justice for Vanessa Guillén at Staples Center on July 26, 2020, in Los Angeles, California. In a historic move Tuesday, the Army said it fired or suspended 14 officers and enlisted soldiers at Fort Hood, Texas, and ordered policy changes to address chronic failures of leadership that contributed to a widespread pattern...
    WASHINGTON (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — After more than a dozen officers and enlisted soldiers at the Fort Hood Army post were fired or suspended, some members of Congress have pledged to deepen their investigations into sexual assault, harassment and other problems at the base. On December 9 the group also said they would explore legislation, zeroing in on what officials say are...
    House lawmakers on Wednesday vowed to further investigate the findings of a damning report highlighting a climate of widespread sexual harassment and violence at the Fort Hood Army base in Texas. Rep. Jackie SpeierKaren (Jackie) Lorraine Jacqueline SpeierHouse chairman endorses Michele Flournoy for Biden's Pentagon chief Battle for Pentagon post in Biden Cabinet heats up Democratic Women's Caucus members split endorsements...
    WASHINGTON – Members of Congress pledged on Wednesday to deepen their investigations into sexual assault, harassment and other problems at Fort Hood, Texas, and explore legislation, zeroing in on what officials say are glaring deficiencies in the Army criminal investigations unit at the base. A day after Army officials released an independent panel's report on chronic leadership failures and widespread...
    By LOLITA C. BALDOR, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Members of Congress pledged on Wednesday to deepen their investigations into sexual assault, harassment and other problems at Fort Hood, Texas, and explore legislation, zeroing in on what officials say are glaring deficiencies in the Army criminal investigations unit at the base. A day after Army officials released an independent panel's...
    The five members of the Fort Hood Independent Review Committee testified on their damning findings before House leaders on Wednesday and said the firing and suspension of 14 leaders and soldiers at the Army base isn't enough to change its culture.  The panelists elaborated on the results first shared Tuesday and offered recommendations for the Killeen base where 20-year-old soldier...
    Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy on Tuesday announced 14 firings and suspensions among commanders and lower-level leaders as a result of an investigation into a pattern of sexual assault, harassment, suicides and murder at the Fort Hood Army post in Killeen, Texas. The investigation followed the death of Specialist Vanessa Guillén, who was bludgeoned to death at Fort Hood earlier this...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- Pentagon officials announced that the Army fired or suspended 14 senior officials at the army base in Fort Hood, Texas for failures of leadership related to the Vanessa Guillen case.Guillen, who was stationed on the base, was murdered in April by a fellow soldier, Calumet City native Aaron David Robertson. The highest-ranking soldier fired in this Army...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- Pentagon officials announced that the Army fired or suspended 14 senior officials at the army base in Fort Hood, Texas for failures of leadership related to the Vanessa Guillen case.Guillen, who was stationed on the base, was murdered in April by a fellow soldier, Calumet City native Aaron David Robertson. The highest-ranking soldier fired in this Army...