An investigation into alleged misconduct by the garrison commander at Fort Bliss, Texas, has concluded, and the previously suspended officer has been relieved of command, the base announced late Friday.
Maj. Gen. Stephen Twitty, commander of the installation and head of 1st Armored Division, fired Col. Thomas Munsey, who was suspended in mid-October, "for a lack of trust and confidence in Munsey's ability to command based on the results of the investigation," according to the Friday news release.
Munsey, a colonel with four war-zone deployments who took command of the garrison June 20, did not immediately respond to an emailed request for comment. Munsey's former deputy, Joseph Moscone, will step into the top job on an interim basis, the release states.
The release did not include details on the alleged wrongdoing; the base's public affairs office will not release further information, citing "the Privacy Act and Army policy."
Fort Bliss spokesman Lt. Col. Lee Peters said his office will not release the investigation because it is "an administrative action."
Kevin Lilley is the features editor of Military Times.