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    Fired Texas Army Commander Charged with Sex Abuse Faces Court-Martial

    Fired Texas Army Commander Charged with Sex Abuse Faces Court-Martial

    The former commander of 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, was charged with sexually assaulting another officer's wife, according to court documents reviewed by Military.com.

    Col. Jon Meredith, an armor officer, was arraigned Monday at Cavazos, Texas, the formerly known as Fort Hood, and faces a court-martial. Meredith has been charged with abusive sexual contact and conduct unbecoming an officer.

    documents say that Meredith touched the breasts, inner thigh and genitals of another officer's civilian wife “with intent to arouse and gratify his and her desires” in July. Meredith, a married man, also kissed her repeatedly and told her he wanted to have sex with her, the documents allege.

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    The Army has tried to be more aggressive in recent years ousting soldiers who are accused of sexual assault and harassment, particularly after the gruesome 2020 slaying of Spc. Vanessa Guillén at Fort Cavazos, which caught national attention and drew intense scrutiny from the media and Congress on how the service protects women.

    High-profile courts-martial against colonels, particularly for sexual assault, are relatively rare.

    Last year, an Air general was convicted of sex abuse, making history as the first general in the service to be prosecuted by court-martial. Maj. Gen. William Cooley, the former head of the Air Force…

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