Thursday, March 12, 2009

Army to review how injured soldiers treated

From the Fayetteville Observer:

By Kevin Maurer
The Associated Press

The general in charge of the Army’s more than 9,000 wounded soldiers said Wednesday he is ordering a review of how the ones at Fort Bragg are being punished for minor violations.

Brig. Gen. Gary Cheek said he is asking the Army Surgeon General to look at all discipline that has been taken against soldiers in the base’s Warrior Transition unit to make sure each case was fair.

Cheek’s comments come a day after The Associated Press reported that soldiers in the unit are being disciplined three times as often as those assigned to the base’s main tenant, the 82nd Airborne Division. The AP found that discipline rates vary widely across the Warrior Transition system; some units punish their soldiers even more frequently than the one at Fort Bragg, while others are far more lenient.

“We are transparent enough in this that we want to make sure that we aren’t doing anything bad by our soldiers,” Cheek said.

The rest of the story can be found here.


Infantry Dad said...

"Aren't doing anything bad by our soldiers" Cheek saidAhem..
I sometimes think that the brass is totally out of touch with the real Army...

Airborne dad said...