Jonathan Harmon is one of five civilian leaders appointed to an independent review panel
that will examine the command climate and culture at Fort Hood, the U.S.
Army post in Texas.
The review was prompted by the death of Spc. Vanessa Guillen, whose remains
were discovered in June, months after her disappearance. The Army announced
the review panel on July 30 and said the review will determine whether the
command climate and culture at Fort Hood and the surrounding community
“reflects the Army’s values, including safety, respect, inclusiveness, and
a commitment to diversity, and workplaces and communities free from sexual
The panel will review historical data and conduct interviews with military
members, civilians and local community members, the Army announced. Its
findings and recommendations will be submitted to James E. McPherson, under
secretary of the Army, and Gen. Joseph M. Martin, vice chief of staff of
the Army, who will co-chair a team to consider the recommendations and
The appointment of the panel received national news coverage, including
Associated Press, Reuters,