The Army has opened a new investigation into Fort Hood leadership’s handling of the sexual harassment allegations made by Pfc. Vanessa Guillén before her April disappearance and subsequent death.
General John Murray, head of the Army’s Futures Command, will conduct the probe and is scheduled to arrive at the U.S. Army base in Killeen, Texas, about 70 miles north of Austin, Army officials told CBS News Wednesday.
The four-star general is senior to the post’s other generals and therefore has the authority to recommend disciplinary action against those senior commanders.
Maj. General Scott Efflandt, for instance, has been removed as Fort Hood’s senior commander, a week after another of the base’s soldiers was found dead. Maj. General John Richardson was already scheduled to take over Efflandt’s position, though that change is now taking place ahead of schedule.