The U.S. Army announced Thursday that the general in charge of all of the service's installations has been relieved of command.
On Thursday afternoon, Gen. Gustave Perna, commander of Army Materiel Command, relieved Lt. Gen. Bradley A. Becker of his position as commanding general of U.S. Army Installation Management Command "due to a loss of trust and confidence in his ability to command," Brig. Gen. Amy Hannah, a service spokeswoman, said in a statement.
Maj. Gen. Timothy McGuire, deputy commander of Installation Command, will serve as interim commander, Hannah said.
An investigation is ongoing, but Hannah said it is not related to the recent scandal of unhealthy and dangerous living conditions in Army on-base housing. He is not being investigated over any type of alleged criminal misconduct either, she added.
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Becker was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the field artillery branch in June 1986, according to his official Army bio.
He served as the deputy commanding general (Support) for the 25th Infantry Division at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, from July 2010 to June 2012, as well as deputy commander (Support) for the 25th during Operation New Dawn in Iraq, from December 2010 to December 2011, according to his bio.
Becker's awards include the Distinguished Service Medal award (2nd award), the Defense Superior Service Medal, the Legion of Merit, the Bronze Star Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal with four Oak Leaf Clusters, the Army Commendation Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, and the Army Achievement Medal with three Oak Leaf Clusters.
He has earned the Combat Action Badge, Parachutist and Air Assault badges, and the Ranger Tab.
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