Army suspends 1st Infantry Division commander

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Maj. Gen. Wayne Grigsby, Jr., commanding general of the 1st Infantry Division at Fort Riley, Kansas, has been relieved of duty, the Defense Department announced Friday, Sept. 23, 2016. U.S. Army
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Maj. Gen. Wayne Grigsby, Jr., commanding general of the 1st Infantry Division at Fort Riley, Kansas, has been relieved of duty, the Defense Department announced Friday, Sept. 23, 2016. U.S. Army

Army suspends 1st Infantry Division commander

by: Alex Horton | .
Stars and Stripes | .
published: September 24, 2016

 SAN ANTONIO — The commanding general of the 1st Infantry Division at Fort Riley in Kansas has been suspended only 13 months after taking command there, the Pentagon announced Friday.

Maj. Gen. Wayne Grigsby was suspended from duties and is “currently the subject of an official investigation,” said Col. Patrick R. Seiber, an Army spokesman.

Seiber declined to say why Grigsby was pulled from command or the nature of the investigation.

Thomas E. Ricks, a defense expert at the Washington-based New America think tank, tweeted Friday that he could not recall the last time a division commander was suspended.

Grigsby took command of the 1st Infantry Division, known as the “Big Red One,” in August 2015. A page on the Fort Riley website listing Grigsby as the commander of the post and detailing his career was still online as of Friday afternoon.

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