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Army relieves Byrnes from TRADOC

WASHINGTON (Army News Service, Aug. 9, 2005) -- Gen. Kevin P. Byrnes was relieved Aug. 8 from his position as commander of the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command.

Army Chief of Staff Gen. Peter Schoomaker directed the relief of Byrnes based on an investigation into his personal conduct. The investigation is undergoing further review to determine final disposition of the matter, an Army spokesman said, adding that further details could not yet be released.

Prior to assuming command of TRADOC in November 2002, Byrnes served as director of the Army staff at the Pentagon.

As TRADOC commander, Byrnes was responsible for recruiting, training and educating the Army's Soldiers; developing its leaders; supporting training in units; developing doctrine; establishing standards; and building the future Army. TRADOC consists of more than 50,000 Soldiers and Army civilian employees operating 33 Army schools across 16 installations.

In April, Lt. Gen. William Wallace, head of the Combined Arms Center and Fort Leavenworth, Kan., was nominated for a fourth star and assignment as commander of TRADOC to succeed Byrnes. But Wallace has not yet been confirmed by the Senate.

In the meantime, the deputy commander of TRADOC, Lt. Gen. Anthony R. Jones, has been designated to serve as the acting TRADOC commander at Fort Monroe, Va.



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