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2-star responds to anonymous email blasting watered-down Special Forces training standards | Army Times
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2-star responds to anonymous email blasting watered-down Special Forces training standards | Army Times

The Army has launched an investigation into allegations of lowered training standards and “moral cowardice” among Army leaders in charge of the school that trains soldiers into Green Berets.

The accusations were lodged in an anonymous email. It was sent by a writer purporting to be speaking on behalf of an undisclosed number of trainers at the John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School at Fort Bragg, North Carolina.

In the letter, the author says that over the past two years, a drive to increase the number of Special Forces soldiers has resulted in fundamental standards being removed, and the training cadre fear it could threaten the future of the force.

The anonymous author alleges that the school’s commander, Maj. Gen. Kurt Sonntag, and other members of his command staff have put careerism ahead of building a quality force in their efforts to produce more of the elite Green Berets.

Source: 2-star responds to anonymous email blasting watered-down Special Forces training standards | Army Times