General Campbell: Hold a Safety Stand Down at Fort Hood
In honor of Memorial Day, help the Operation Recovery Campaign by urging the Commander of Fort Hood to put soldiers' safety first. Tell him to hold a Safety Stand Down at Fort Hood to educate soldiers about their right to heal and hold commanders accountable. A Safety Stand Down is a day where all work activity ceases in order to focus on training and education about the safety and well-being of service members.
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Operation Recovery Campaign organizers have learned about two major problems at Fort Hood:
1) Commanders routinely override or ignore the medical treatment plans (also known as medical "profiles") that soldiers get from their doctors.
2) Commanders regularly stigmatize soldiers who seek care through public humiliation or creating an environment of intimidation that discourages soldiers from speaking up for their own well-being.
These are systemic problems, despite the fact that Fort Hood's Commander, General Campbell, has issued two base policies, MEDCEN-01 and SURG-01 that specifically prohibit such behavior by commanders. But many soldiers don't know that these policies exist, and they are clearly not being reinforced. Lower commanders are not being held accountable for respecting soldiers' rights to heal.
We are calling on General Campbell to set aside a day to hold a Safety Stand Down across Fort Hood to educate and train the Fort Hood community about these policies.