Ft. Jackson Top Officer Relieved of Duties

Brig. Gen. Bryan Roberts out due to misconduct

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By Monique Williams

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO) -- Embattled Brig. Gen. Bryan Roberts, Commanding Officer, Fort Jackson, has been relieved of his duties, officials say, due to misconudct including adultery and a physical altercation.

Spokesperson for the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command Headquarters, Fort Eustis, VA, Harvey Perritt, issued the following statement late this afternoon:

"Following suspension on May 21st and subsequent investigation, Brig. Gen. Bryan T. Roberts was relieved today of his duties as Commanding General, Fort Jackson. He was relieved by the Commander of U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, Gen. Robert W. Cone, due to misconduct. This misconduct included adultery and a physical altercation. This misconduct was not sexual assault or harassment; it was a breach of order and discipline that violated standards of the Army Profession. Brig. Gen. Peggy C. Combs, Commandant of the Chemical School, Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., will continue to serve as the interim commander until another general officer is assigned."

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