Almost as soon as Chief Warrant Officer 2 Jeremy Cover enlisted in the Army 10 years ago, suicide was front and center.
“One of the guys in my class had mentioned he wanted to hurt himself,” Cover said. “I was assigned as his battle buddy, so I went with him all day to his [behavioral health] visits.”
As a young soldier, he was a little irritated that he’d been called to take time out of his few free hours a day to babysit a fellow private. They didn’t say a lot to each other at the time, but Cover blames that on his inexperience.