The top general for the US Special Operations Command has addressed recent crime cases, including drug overdoses and arrests, at Fort Bragg as “corrosive” and stated that they are focused on eradicating illegal, immoral, and unethical behaviors from their enterprise.
During a Senate Armed Services Committee meeting on March 7th, the top general for the US Special Operations Command, Gen. Bryan Fenton, addressed recent crime cases at Fort Bragg, describing them as “corrosive”. North Carolina Sen. Ted Budd had pressed Fenton to address the incidents, which included “suicides, murders, overdoses, drug trafficking and arrests” involving the special operations community at Fort Bragg. Last month, the Department of Defense confirmed 31 fatal drug overdoses at Fort Bragg between 2017 and 2021, and in January, over a dozen Special Operations Command soldiers were detained as part of an ongoing effort to identify and mitigate the use of illegal narcotics. Fenton said that illegal, immoral, and unethical behaviors are “atypical” for the 70,000 service members and that the SOCOM is focused on eradicating it from their enterprise. Reinforcement policies are in place to hold those with unacceptable behavior accountable.