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Soldiers attend a Warrior Transition Brigade event at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, DC, Jan. 27, 2010.
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Wounded Warriors Allege Mistreatment By Army Command, Says New Report

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A joint investigation from The Dallas Morning News and NBC 5 reveals allegations of harassment and mistreatment from soldiers who entered into the Army’s Warrior Transition Unit program, which is intended for those coping with physical and psychological injury. For this two-part series, the investigation team obtained hundreds of pages of documents with complaints about three Texas-based programs.

According to the report, one soldier in the Fort Bliss program submitted a complaint, saying, “This is getting to the point where it is more stressful here than it is in a combat situation.” Other complaints include harassment directed at wounded warriors by Warrior Transition Unit leaders.

While more than a third of the 3,200 reports made against the U.S. Army’s chain of command since 2010 have come from soldiers assigned to a Warrior Transition Unit, the head of the Warrior Transition Command, Col. Chris Toner, responded by saying, “I do not see a pervasive problem out there when it comes down to treating our soldiers and family members with dignity and respect.”

Get the full story at The Dallas Morning News.