Texas Insider Report: WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Roger Williams (R-TX-25) today issued the following statement after the Secretary of the Army announced the five civilian experts leading the independent review of Fort Hood:
“I support the Secretary of the Army’s announcement of an independent review of the climate and culture at Fort Hood. A failure to appropriately respond to this moment at the “Great Place” would be a missed opportunity, particularly in light of the tragic and untimely death of SPC Vanessa Guillen. We must take deliberate action now and not promulgate a falsehood that bad actions can go unpunished.
“The Army is one of America’s last great institutions to still live by a set of values; loyalty, duty, respect, selfless-service, honor, integrity, personal courage. No Soldier should fear for his or her life on a U.S. military installation, such trepidation is the antithesis of building comradery and trust within a warfighting organization. Our Army leaders should welcome such a review, as improving the army team can only occur if we clearly understand the shortfalls that exist and the improvements necessary to take corrective action. I look forward to continuing my communication with the Department of the Army as this study is underway.”
The Army’s announcement can be found here.