Army fires, suspends Fort Hood leaders over violence at post, including Guillen murder

WASHINGTON (KXAN/AP) — Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy announced Tuesday that 14 leaders at Fort Hood were either “relieved or suspended” as a result of an independent investigation into violence at the post, including murders, sexual assaults and suicides.
Two general officers are among those being removed from their jobs, as top Army leaders on Tuesday announced the findings of an independent panel’s investigation into problems at the Texas base.
The actions taken by McCarthy come in the aftermath of a year that saw 25 soldiers assigned to Fort Hood die due to suicide, homicide or accidents, including the bludgeoning death of Spc. Vanessa Guillen. Guillen was missing for about two months before her remains were found.