Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Army Cut 17,000 Troops, Suicides Not Down?

The report summarizes suicide counts for all services and components during the months of July through September of 2014. There were 56 suicides among service members in the active component, 20 suicides among service members in the reserves, and 26 suicides among service members in the National Guard.
Army Times reported this on the number of Soldiers no longer in the Army.
The Army ended fiscal 2015 with 491,365 soldiers assigned to the active component, nearly 17,000 fewer troopers than began the budget year starting Oct. 1, 2014.
Army Suicides for 2015
In the first quarter of 2015, there were 57 suicides among service members in the active component, 15 suicides among service members in the reserve component and 27 suicides among service members in the National Guard.
In the second quarter of 2015, there were 71 suicides among service members in the active component, 20 suicides among service members in the reserve component and 27 suicides among service members in the National Guard.
Now maybe you are more sure that what the Army has been doing to reduce suicides, hasn't even happened after the numbers of soldiers serving has been reduced.
Nightly News | November 17, 2015 Army suicide rate alarming Feb. 6: More from General Peter Chiarelli, army vice chief of staff on what the Army is doing to combat the trend.

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