DoD Prevention Efforts Failing, Suicides Soar at Record Pace in Air Force

AIR FORCE LEADER: Suicide Rate in 2012 is Worrisome

Top NCO Says Suicides Have Increased 40 Percent Over Last Year

by Markeshia Ricks
Air Force Times, April 5, 2012

The number of Air Force military and civilian personnel who have committed suicide this year is up 40 percent from the same time last year, according to the service’s top noncommissioned officer.

Air Force Chief Master Sgt. James Roy says suicides are up 40 percent to date in 2012


Chief Master Sgt. James Roy, who was guest speaker for an Air Force Association lecture series, said among all Air Force military and civilian personnel there have been 35 suicides in the first quarter of the year, compared with 25 during the same time last year.

More Air Force personnel have died by suicide this year than the combined total of personnel who have died by accident or through combat, according to Roy.

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