Top Army Spokesperson Suspended, What You Need to Know.

Official Army Photo of Brig. Gen. Amy Johnston / Photo via the US Army

The Army’s highest-ranking public affairs officer and top spokesperson has been suspended from her duties after 97 percent of respondents to a command climate survey for her office reported “workplace hostility.”

Brig. Gen. Amy E. Johnston took over as the service’s chief of public affairs in April 2019, according to her official biography.

In that role, she is “responsible for all communications activities involving the United States Army” and she serves as the principal public affairs advisor to the Army secretary and chief of staff.

Army Times obtained slides detailing a recent command climate survey that revealed massive dissatisfaction within the Office of the Chief of Public Affairs. A source familiar with the suspension said it was related to the survey, which has sparked an Army investigation.

Continue reading this story at the Military Times. 

Paul Crespo is the Managing Editor of American Defense News. A defense and national security expert, he served as a Marine Corps officer and as a military attaché with the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) at US embassies worldwide. Paul holds degrees from Georgetown, London, and Cambridge Universities. He is also CEO of SPECTRE Global Risk, a security advisory firm, and President of the Center for American Defense Studies, a national security think tank.

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Stephen Russell
Stephen Russell
25 days ago

Climate surveys are NOT Military OK maybe AF & Navy can aid research sideline BUT Non defense
Hell use NASA NOAA for climate studies then


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