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    Another Senior Officer Fired at One of the Army’s Most Troubled Bases

    Another Senior Officer Fired at One of the Army's Most Troubled Bases

    A battalion commander with the 1st Cavalry Division based at Cavazos, Texas, was fired after an investigation found he was unqualified to command, officials told .com.

    Lt. Col. Damasio Davila was relieved from his position commanding the 2nd Battalion, 12th Cavalry Regiment, at the installation formerly known as Fort Hood on April 26, after being in command since June 2021.

    The firing comes after a series of high-profile suspensions and questionable conduct among senior officers across the service, particularly at Fort Cavazos. The also became the center of a national scandal and spurred the Army to overhaul its criminal investigation divisions following the 2020 murder of Spc. Vanessa Guillén.

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    Military.com reported in April that a private had died by suicide at the base just a month earlier after telling her family she had been sexually harassed — and a second female soldier died by suicide on the same day, but the Army remained mum.

    Davila was relieved due to “loss of trust in his ability to command,” Lt. Col. Jennifer Bocanegra, a division spokesperson, said but declined to provide any additional information about the investigation. The reasons for Davila's removal could range from general misconduct to criminal action.

    Stars and Stripes was the first to report on his firing.

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