Fort Hood Commander General Scott Efflandt removed

Another Fort Hood Army Base scandal, only this one involves a Commander with a high rank


FORT HOOD, Texas — According to a statement from the U.S. Army, the commander of the U.S. Army’s Fort Hood is up for removal from his position and will no longer assume command of a division at Fort Bliss. Commander General Scott Efflandt’s removal is caused by homicides and allegations of sexual harassment and misconduct.

In past months, the Fort Hood base and reputation has been stained by a series of incidents. Two soldiers, including Vanessa Guillen have gone missing. Consequently, their bodies have been discovered later. Soldiers assigned to the base were arrested in a prostitution scandal and a number of soldiers have recently died by suicide.

Right now, Major General Scott Efflandt will stay on at Fort Hood. He will be serving as Commanding General for Support, until further notice. As he was set to take over the First Armored Division, now the Army will chose another officer to lead that division in the upcoming days. The Commanding General of the U.S. has directed Major General John Richardson, IV to assume the command at Fort Hood.

All changes are effective Wednesday, September 2nd.