Fort Hood Changing Name to Fort Cavazos, Honoring General Richard E. Cavazos—What This Means for Fort Hood Residents
The United States Department of Defense (DoD) is renaming military bases named after Confederate figureheads, and Fort Hood is on the list. On May 9th, Fort Hood—one of the most prominent military bases in the United States—will become Fort Cavazos.
In an effort to distance itself from the Confederate United States, the DoD has discarded the name Fort Hood, which honored Confederate General John Bell Hood. Fort Hood will now be known as Fort Cavazos. It’s an ode to General Richard Cavazos, the first Latino four-star and brigadier general in United States history.
What Is Fort Hood/Fort Cavazos?
Fort Hood, now known as Fort Cavazos, is a near-215,000-acre base that the Army describes as its “premier installation.” Spread across the communities of Killeen, Copperas Cove, Harker Heights, Belton, Gatesville, Temple, and Lampasas, Fort Hood is the largest, most populated U.S. military hub in the entire world.
Centered between Austin and Waco, Fort Hood is home to the United States Army’s First Cavalry Division and III Corps. Fort Hood is the largest single employer in Texas, and approximately 40,000 soldiers plus their loved ones call Fort Hood home at any given time.
Capable, Veteran-Led Military Defense Attorneys Serving Fort Hood/Fort Cavazos
The size and scope of Fort Hood mean that military members accused of wrongdoing may be little more than a statistic to higher-ups. This can be a substantial problem when you’re pleading your defense. A capable, experienced Veteran attorney from Capovilla & Williams will provide a personalized defense befitting of your Armed Forces status.
Our firm is founded by two former Army JAG officers. We are intimately familiar with the Army’s disciplinary processes, including court martials. As trained, experienced attorneys, we are prepared to defend you during criminal justice proceedings.
Let our team of military attorneys defend you from allegations of:
- Drug Crimes
- Positive Urinalysis
- Sexual Assault
- Domestic Violence
- BAH Fraud
- Travel Voucher Fraud
Capovilla & Williams will fight for you if you face any other criminal allegations. We also assist service members facing Article 15/Non-Judicial Proceedings, Separation Boards, Discharge Upgrades, and ROTC Disenrollment Boards at Fort Hood/Fort Cavazos.
Call Capovilla & Williams for a Free Consultation With a Fort Hood/Fort Cavazos Military Lawyer and a Compassionate Veteran
The Army does not typically delay when adjudicating a case of alleged criminal behavior. Your case at Fort Hood/Fort Cavazos is already in motion, and you need a capable military defense lawyer as soon as possible.
Choose a law firm with military roots, extensive legal experience, and a passion for defending our brothers and sisters in uniform. Call Capovilla & Williams today at 404-496-7674 for your free consultation, or contact us online.