TWO FLAG OFFICERS INVESTIGATED BY DOD IG
ARMY GEN. WILLIAM "KIP" WARD AND NAVY ADM.
JAMES STAVRIDIS PROBED - U.S. AFRICA COMMAND
BOSS ALLEGEDLY IMPROPERLY HAD WIFE
ACCOMPANY HIM ON TDY'S - STAVRIDIS HIT WITH
SIMILAR ALLEGATIONS - PENTAGON SILENT ON
RESULT OF INVESTIGATIONS AND IF ANY PUNITIVE
ACTION AGAINST SENIOR OFFICERS TO BE TAKEN
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Army Gen. William "Kip" Ward and Navy Admiral James Stavridis have something in common besides their high rank. Both men have been under investigation by the DOD Inspector Generals Office.
MilitaryCorruption.com has learned the head of U.S. Africa Command was probed on allegations the general "improperly had his wife accompany him on TDY's." Stavridis is said to have been looked at for similar violations.
Results of the probes are unavailable, but an informed source tells us the charges against Ward have been "substantiated." As for the Navy admiral, his investigation was only recently completed and, as of press time, no action taken.
Ward is one of only five African-American four-star generals in the history of the U.S. Army.
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Stavridis was riding high until recently. The south Florida native was said to have been considered as replacement for Adm. Mike Mullen as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
A 1976 U.S. Naval Academy graduate, he commanded the USS Barry (DDG-52) from 1993-95 and led Destroyer Squadron 21 in the Arabian Gulf in 1998.
The well-connected flag officer is married to Laura Hall, author of "Navy Spouses Guide."