Army suspends training officers accused of sexual assault at Oklahoma base

Army suspends training officers accused of sexual assault at Oklahoma base


Multiple training officers at an Oklahoma Army base were suspended this week after a female trainee stationed there reported she was sexually assaulted at the post.

“This past Saturday, a soldier assigned to Fort Sill reported she was the victim of sexual assault, involving Fort Sill cadre members,” Maj. Gen. Ken Kamper, commander of Fort Sill, said at a press conference.

The Army’s Criminal Investigative Division is handling the investigation.

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The cadre are officers and noncommissioned officers who provide training at the base. It is not clear how the training personnel were involved in the assault, Stars and Stripes reported.

The soldier was assigned a special victims counsel, has access to all services and is “absolutely safe,” Kamper said.

“We’re proud of the courage she displayed coming forward with these allegations,” he said. “We’re also committed to protecting the privacy of this soldier.”

Fort Sill houses the Army’s Fires Center of Excellence, which conducts training and education for

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