The Army announced it has suspended the commander of Fort Jackson, S.C., amid misconduct allegations that include adultery and a physical altercation, according to a spokesman for Training and Doctrine Command.
Brig. Gen. Bryan T. Roberts was suspended today of his duties as commander of the Army Training Center and Fort Jackson by Gen. Robert W. Cone, the commander of Training and Doctrine Command, according to a statement from spokesman Harvey Perritt. Cone’s decision was based on preliminary information from an investigation by Army Criminal Investigation Command, which pointed to a breach of good order and discipline, “which was contrary to Army values and could not be condoned.”
According to the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, the allegations involve adultery and a physical altercation. The Army did not give further details on the claims.
While the investigation is ongoing, Brig. Gen. Peggy C. Combs, Commandant of the US Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear School, at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri, will serve as the interim commander.
Robert took command at Fort Jackson in April of 2012. He’d previously served in commanding roles at Fort Knox, Kentucky and Fort Hood, Texas. He had also worked at the Pentagon.