Gen. Fenton addressed recent concerning incidents at Fort Bragg and assured policies are in place to hold those with unacceptable behavior accountable, with the readiness of the force remaining a top priority.
During a Senate Armed Services Committee meeting, Gen. Bryan Fenton, the top general for the U.S. Special Operations Command, referred to recent crime cases at Fort Bragg as “corrosive.” Senator Ted Budd pressed Fenton to address several alarming incidents at Fort Bragg, including drug trafficking, overdoses, suicides, and murders involving the special operations community. In response, Fenton denounced these illegal and immoral behaviors and explained that they are atypical of the majority of the 70,000 service members who are doing the right thing. He stressed that these incidents corrode the trust and confidence of the nation in the US Special Operations Command, and reinforcement policies are in place to hold those with unacceptable behavior accountable. Fenton acknowledged that one case of unethical behavior is one too many and emphasized that it’s a top priority for the readiness of the force.