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Army Suspends Commander in Japan

American Forces Press Service

WASHINGTON, June 7, 2013 – Maj. Gen. Michael T. Harrison Sr. was suspended today of his duties as the commanding general of U.S. Army Japan and I Corps (Forward), according to a Defense Department news release.

Harrison was suspended following actions taken today by Secretary of the Army John M. McHugh and Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno due to allegations that Harrison failed in his duties as a commander to report or properly investigate an allegation of sexual assault, the release said.

Maj. Gen. James C. Boozer, the former deputy commanding general of United States Army Europe, will serve as the interim commander until the investigation is complete and the issue resolved, according to the release.


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