325 Army suicides in 2012 a record
By Tom Watkins and Maggie Schneider
Sat February 2, 2013
The Army reports 325 suicides last year among active and non-active military personnel
"Our highest on record," says Lt. Gen. Howard Bromberg
The total for 2011 was 283
(CNN) -- The U.S. Army reported Thursday that there were 325 confirmed or potential suicides last year among active and nonactive military personnel.
"Our highest on record," said Lt. Gen. Howard Bromberg, deputy chief of staff, manpower and personnel for the Army.
The grim total exceeds the number of total U.S. Army deaths (219) and total military deaths (313) in Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan, according to figures published by the military's Defense Casualty Analysis System.
For all of last year, 182 potential active-duty suicides were reported, 130 of which have been confirmed and 52 of which remain under investigation, it said.
And 143 potential not-on-active-duty suicides were reported (96 Army National Guard and 47 Army Reserve), 117 of which have been confirmed and 26 remain under investigation.
The total for 2011 was 283 -- 165 confirmed active-duty suicides and 118 confirmed not-on-active-duty suicides (82 Army National Guard and 36 Army Reserve). No cases were under investigation.
The toll comes despite what the military touts as extensive support and counseling programs.
"The Army continues to take aggressive measures head-on to meet the challenge of suicides as every loss of life impacts our family," said Bromberg. "In spite of the increased loss of life to suicide, with calendar year 2012 being our highest on record, the Army is confident that through our continued emphasis in the services, programs, policies and training that support our Army family, we will overcome this threat to our Force."
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Saturday, February 2, 2013
Army suicides at all time record high, no one held accountable
They are still pushing "Resilience Training" and it appears no one has been removed from duty after this outcome. The Senate has not held anyone accountable. The Pentagon has not held anyone accountable. No one is accountable and all we get are excuses and claims every year they "get it" when families still have to stand at graves that did not have to be filled!