FORT BRAGG, N.C. (AP) — The 18th Airborne chief of staff says an inspection of Fort Bragg's battalion for wounded soldiers shows the post needs to do better in selecting and training the unit's staff leaders,
The Fayetteville Observer reported (http://bit.ly/IXRnOD ) that Brig. Gen. Michael X. Garrett made his comments Tuesday while releasing findings of an inspector general's report.
Garrett says while the inspection confirms that the Warrior Transition Battalion is doing many things right, Fort Bragg recommends improvements to better serve its nearly 500 physically and mentally wounded soldiers.
The commander of the 18th Airborne Corps and Fort Bragg ordered the inspection following complaints from spouses of soldiers in the battalion. Advocates told Lt. Gen. Frank G. Helmick that some soldiers in the battalion believed they are being overmedicated, poorly treated and unfairly discharged.
Information from: The Fayetteville Observer, http://www.fayobserver.com