GENERAL FIRED AT DEFENSE LOGISTICS AGENCY
SCOTT CHAMBERS RELIEVED AS COMMANDER
IN WAKE OF D.O.D. INSPECTOR GENERAL REPORT
"SUBSTANTIATING" UNDISCLOSED ALLEGATIONS
OF WRONG-DOING - MILITARYCORRUPTION.COM
LEARNS "AGILITY," KUWAITI-BASED FOOD SERVICE
COMPANY, MAY BE INVOLVED - DLA DIRECTOR
VICE ADM. ALAN THOMPSON CALLED FOR PROBE
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An Air Force general who ran the huge Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) in Philadelphia has been relieved of command, MilitaryCorruption.com has learned.
Brig. Gen. Scott Chambers has been fired in the wake of "substantiated" allegations of wrong-doing in a blistering Department of Defense IG report. We haven't been able to get our hands on a copy yet, but sources who have seen it confirm that DLA director, Vice Adm. Alan Thompson, had no recourse but to fire the one-star general on the spot. One report we have seen says it was Thompson himself who suspected something was amiss and instigated the probe himself.
Exact details of what Chambers may have done, have not leaked out yet (see EDITOR'S NOTE below) but one informed source says the Kuwaiti-based food service company AGILITY is involved. It is of interest that they have been recently barred from bidding on any future government contracts.
Richard Ellis, a retired Naval officer and contract executive, has been tapped to fill in for Chambers until a permanent replacement can be found.
GENERAL IN BIG TROUBLE AS IG REPORT
SENT UP CHAIN TO AIR FORCE SECRETARY
Chambers could not be reached for comment and must be presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
The brigadier general entered the Air Force 26 years ago and, at one time, was commanding officer of the 75th Air Wing at Hill AFB.
He had been senior officer in charge of purchasing food, clothing, medical supplies, construction materials and equipment for our troops in Iraq and Afghanistan. Chamber's problems may have just begun. The damning IG report has been forwarded on to the Secretary of the Air Force for further action.
[EDITOR'S NOTE: A big THANK YOU to all our friends at DLA and the excellent web site www.mssparky.com. Since this is what we call in the business a "running" news story, "with legs," we would welcome further input as to exactly what caused Adm. Thompson to "pull the plug" on Gen. Chambers. All sources and tipsters can be assured of complete confidentiality.]