Immediate Release

Statement from Acting Secretary of Defense Christopher C. Miller on Fort Hood Review Findings

Dec. 9, 2020

I have been closely following Vanessa Guillen’s case these past few months.  While my heart is heavy with the tragedy of her death, my commitment to addressing the issues of sexual assault and sexual harassment is resolved.  As a department we must do better, and we will do better.  I support Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy’s decision to hold leaders at multiple levels accountable and will be closely reviewing the results of the Fort Hood Report and the People First Task Force.