Fort Hood MP commander suspended 3 months after her husband was fired from his command
Stars and Stripes February 6, 2023
AUSTIN, Texas — Col. Ann Meredith was suspended as the commander of Fort Hood’s 89th Military Police Brigade pending the results of an ongoing investigation, Army officials at the Texas base said Monday.
The suspension comes three months after her husband, Col. Jon Meredith, was fired from his command position in the 1st Cavalry Division because of another ongoing investigation.
Col. Wayne Marotto, spokesman for III Corps and Fort Hood, declined to say Monday what kind of investigation is underway. “As a matter of policy, the Army does not comment on ongoing investigations,” he said.
Lt. Gen. Sean C. Bernabe, commander of III Corps and Fort Hood, suspended Meredith on Jan. 5, Marotto said. She had been in the job since July.
The 89th Military Police Brigade is made up of five battalions spread across Fort Bliss, Texas; Fort Carson, Colo.; Fort Hood; Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., and Fort Riley, Kan. It is responsible for garrison law enforcement and physical security at each of those installations.
Meredith has served 23 years in the Army and deployed one time each to Afghanistan and Iraq, according to her online biography. She previously served as the military police branch chief with Human Resources Command at Fort Knox, Ky., and as commander of the 97th Military Police Battalion and director of emergency services at Fort Riley, Kan.
Jon Meredith was fired in October from his position as commander of the 1st Brigade Combat Team of the 1st Cavalry Division because of a loss of confidence in his judgment, Marotto said at the time.
That investigation is still ongoing, according to the 1st Cavalry Division.
About 34,500 service members are assigned to Fort Hood, which is located in central Texas near Killeen.