But Now He Can Empathize

The Army’s Substance Abuse Program (ASAP) is a command program within the Army to help soldiers suffering from drug and alcohol problems. Now, it appears its leader had genuine empathy for those who utilized the services he directed, or perhaps a bit more. Via the Army Times:

The director of the Army Substance Abuse Program at Carlisle Barracks is on leave pending further action after his arrest on cocaine distribution charges.

Daniel Hocker, 53, of Carlisle was among 20 people indicted on federal criminal charges earlier this month, The Sentinel of Carlisle reported. Hocker is charged with drug distribution, use of a communications facility and conspiracy.

From my perspective, it seems a sad trend that many folks who utilize this program never fully turn the corner on their addictions. Maybe now I know why.