Army Fires 2-Star General Amid Allegations of Improper Relationship
WASHINGTON -- The Army has fired the two-star general who heads U.S. Army Africa amid allegations he had an inappropriate relationship with the wife of an enlisted soldier.
An Army statement provided to The Associated Press says Maj. Gen. Joseph Harrington was removed from his job due to a loss of faith in his ability to command.
A senior Army official says Harrington is under investigation for sending inappropriate Facebook messages to the woman, who is married to a soldier on his base in Vicenza, Italy. Harrington is also married.
- Army Fires Infantry Basic Training Commander at Fort Benning
- Navy Sacks USS McCain Leaders After 'Preventable' Deadly Collision
- Few Answers After Three Leaders of Marine Reserve Regiment Fired
The official says Harrington will remain in the Army and is being reassigned to the Pentagon until the investigation is finished. He will work for the director of the Army staff.
The official wasn't authorized to discuss the matter publicly so spoke anonymously.
|Army Relieved of Command Headlines|