Brig. Gen. Bryan Roberts Dismissed Amid Adultery Allegations

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Wednesday, 22 May 2013 08:59 AM

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Brigadier General Bryan Roberts, the commanding general at the U.S. Army Training Center at Fort Jackson in South Carolina, was dismissed from his position on Tuesday amid allegations of adultery and having a physical altercation, military officials said.

Brig. Gen. Bryan Roberts was suspended from his command while the accusations of misconduct are being probed by Army investigators, a spokesman for Army Training and Doctrine Command said, according to Reuters.

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The spokesman declined to elaborate on Brig. Gen. Bryan Roberts' misconduct allegations and would not say whether the physical altercation complaint was related to the alleged adultery.

Brig. Gen. Bryan Roberts' dismissal follows a spate of military sexual assault allegations that have heightened pressure on the Pentagon to deal with the problem. U.S. lawmakers angered by a rise in sexual assault cases are pushing legislation to address the issue.

Brigadier General Peggy Combs, commandant of the Army Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear School in Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri, will serve as interim commander at Fort Jackson during Brig. Gen. Bryan Roberts' investigation, the spokesman said.

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