Leadership at every level depends on integrity to assess the performance of our people honestly and openly. We can only deal with internal threats if we can rely on the quality of the information in our official records. There are serious effects of failure to reflect fully, accurately, and completely on all aspects of professional, ethical, and personal career development in performance appraisals.
We must instill and preserve the core traits that sustain our profession and keep our forces strong, effective and safe. Entrusting our leaders with the responsibility, authority and resources necessary to carry our their missions is essential, but with responsibility comes accountability. My expectation is that our leaders will set the standards for leadership, management, and mentoring, and will be accountable for the health and performance of the force.
SUBJECT: Fort Hood Investigation