The U.S. Army's annual report on crime in the ranks is out, featuring the select few soldiers who did stupid shit and got caught, and Task & Purpose recently obtained a copy.
As we reported earlier this month, the Army allowed hundreds of soldiers to rejoin the service after being separated for “adverse reasons,” according to the report. We also found data in the report showing a significant rise in soldiers using marijuana in states where it's legal, incidents involving 10 “suspected” terrorists trying to get on Army bases, and an interesting anecdote on a soldier who stole a 155mm artillery round during training that no one noticed was missing for six years.
But there's more among its 108 pages. A lot more.
Which is why we're publishing the entire report so you can read through it yourself.
As Army spokesman Lt. Col. Manny Ortiz explained to Task & Purpose in a recent statement, the internal document is “a crime reduction tool which includes actionable recommendations to enhance good order and discipline through learning points, real-life vignette and standardized crime statistics.
“Commanders, senior leaders and program managers can use these recommendations to focus their efforts on crime prevention that will assist them with preserving readiness in their organizations.”
You can click here for the full PDF or just read it at the embed below: