WASHINGTON (AP) — The Air Force said Friday it fired the two-star general from command of its nuclear missiles in response to an investigation into alleged personal misbehavior. It was the second sacking this week of a senior commander of nuclear forces.
Maj. Gen. Michael Carey was removed from command of the 20th Air Force, which is responsible for three wings of intercontinental ballistic missiles — a total of 450 missiles at three bases across the country, according to an Air Force spokesman, Brig. Gen. Les Kodlick.
An internal email obtained by the AP on Friday said the allegations against Carey stem from an inspector general probe of his behavior while on an unspecified "temporary duty assignment." The email said the allegations are not related to the operational readiness of the ICBM force or recent failed inspections of ICBM units.
Kodlick said the investigation is not yet completed. He would not provide details about the alleged misbehavior by Carey except to say it does not involve sexual misconduct.
At a Pentagon news conference, Kodlick was asked whether Carey's dismissal was alcohol-related. He did not respond directly but said Carey is not an alcoholic.
The Night of the Long Knives
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• Cmdr. Nathan Sukols was fired Feb. 10 as CO of the attack submarine Jacksonville due to loss of confidence in his ability to command.
• Capt. David Hunter was fired Feb. 15 as CO of Maritime Expeditionary Security Squadron 12, Coastal Riverine Group 2 due to “unprofessional behavior.”
• Cmdr. Corey Wofford was fired Feb. 15 as CO of the frigate Kauffman due to lackluster leadership.
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* Capt. Devon Jones, commanding officer of Naval Air Facility El Centro, Calif., was relieved of his duties July 1 “due to a loss of confidence in his ability to command,” according to a Navy Region Southwest news release. Jones' alleged action was under investigation at the time of the firing.
* Cmdr. Edward White was removed as CO of Strike Fighter Squadron 106 on Aug. 26 due to “loss of confidence in his ability to command following the preliminary findings of an ongoing command investigation into an alleged inappropriate relationship with a female Department of the Navy civilian employee.”
* Capt. Kevin Knoop was removed as CO of the hospital ship Comfort’s medical treatment facility on Aug. 27 “after an investigation identified command climate issues and a lack of leadership engagement.”
* Capt. William Cogar was removed as CO of the hospital ship Mercy’s medical treatment facility on Sept. 13 after an investigation uncovered evidence he mismanaged the physical fitness assessment — and lied about his weight to pass his own PFA.
* Capt. Daniel Dusek after it was determined that an investigation into an alleged bribery scheme "negatively affected Dusek’s leadership ability and was a distraction to the command mission."
• Cmdr. James Pickens was fired Feb. 3 as the XO of the frigate Gary "because of offensive comments and behavior towards the crew."
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• Cmdr. Jason Stapleton was fired March 26 as XO of Hawaii-based Patrol Squadron 4 following alleged misconduct.
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