December 11, 2020

‘This can’t be my Army’ — The Fort Hood report is a long-overdue wake-up call for Army leaders

Featuring Emma Moore

Source: Task and Purpose

Journalist Haley Britzky

When Sgt. Maj. of the Army Michael Grinston finished reading an independent committee’s review of Fort Hood — every single line of the 152 pages, he says — he flipped back to the first page and wrote three words at the top: Rage. Disappointment. Failure.

Rage, because noncommissioned officers were mentioned so frequently in the report and Grinston, who has “been an NCO for most of my career,” couldn’t fathom how “we get to that point where we didn’t take any action?”

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Authors

  • Emma Moore

    Research Associate

    Emma Moore is a Research Associate at the Center for a New American Security (CNAS). Moore is a Non-Resident Fellow at the Brute Krulak Center for Innovation and Creativity at...