Suicide has become the leading cause of death in the Air Force, he says.
Travis Snyder spent six weeks on his hike and he's now homeless, jobless and car-less.
The military has all manner of metrics on the rash of suicides among active duty troops, but the statistics on suicides and...
The Army had come up against an indisputable fact: The psychological damage of war was outpacing the science to treat it.
Congress first called for a report on military family suicides in 2014.
The rate was highest for the divorced; those in admin or mechanical or electrical repair; and those who never deployed.
"I wish I could tell you we have an answer to prevent future further suicides in the armed services. We don't," Esper said.
Three sailors assigned to the same ship died in apparent suicides in the last week.
The VA released a report Friday showing that more than 60,000 veterans died by suicide from 2008-17.
Toxic leadership appears to contribute to "hopelessness," according to the top enlisted person and chief of staff.