October 14, 2020

Army will encourage urgency to find missing soldiers after high-profile disappearances

Featuring Kayla M. Williams

Source: The Washington Post

Journalist Alex Horton

The Army is planning to introduce a policy calling for more urgency in finding missing soldiers, top leaders said, after a handful of high-profile disappearances at Fort Hood that left families frustrated over the depth and speed of search efforts.

Commanders have not prioritized searching for soldiers missing from the ranks, a duty status known as absent without leave, Army officials have previously said, and they currently do not proactively search for deserters.

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Authors

  • Kayla M. Williams

    Senior Fellow and Director, Military, Veterans, and Society Program

    Kayla M. Williams is a Senior Fellow and Director of the Military, Veterans, and Society Program at the Center for a New American Security (CNAS). She previously served as Dir...