Thursday, April 28, 2011

Guard brigade commander in Iraq relieved of duties

Stars and Stripes reports that the commander of the 67th Battlefield Surveillance Brigade, Col. Philip Stemple, was relieved of duties on Saturday after U.S. Forces-Iraq leaders lost confidence in his ability to command, according to a U.S. Forces-Iraq spokesman.

“USF-I took this action following the completion of an administrative investigation which documented a negative command climate within the 67th BfSB,” Army Col. Barry Johnson wrote late Wednesday in an email to Stars and Stripes.