Soldier suicides, disputes spur probe of Fort Bragg WTU
By Published: March 5, 2012
Fort Bragg’s 18th Airborne Corps commander Lt. Gen. Frank Helmick has called for an investigation of the post’s Warrior Transition Battalion following a number of suicides and domestic violence cases, according to the Army Times.
This investigation comes after six suicides and 25 domestic disputes were reported at the North Carolina base over a five-week span, the Times reported, and an emotional Feb. 15 meeting between a dozen wounded soldiers, spouses and others. Those who attended the meeting complained of alleged overmedication and lack of care of soldiers in the transition battalion, the Army Times reported.
Col. Maggie Dunn, 18th Airborne Corps’ inspector general, will conduct the investigation, looking into the policies and procedures of the Warrior Transition Battalion, the Army Times reported.