August 9, 2005

Army dumps general for ‘personal misconduct’

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The four-star general who headed the
U.S. Army's training program has been relieved of his duties
for unspecified "personal misconduct" after a probe by criminal
investigators, the Army said on Tuesday.

Gen. Kevin Byrnes was fired from his position as commanding
general of the Army Training and Doctrine Command, the Army
said. Army officials did not rule out the possibility of
criminal charges.

"The investigation upon which this relief is based is
undergoing further review to determine the appropriate final
disposition of this matter," the Army said in a statement.