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US Army suspends general amid ‘non criminal’ investigation

The Pentagon in Arlington county, Va. (Dreamstime/TNS)
June 06, 2020

The Army’s head of the reserve headquarters in Europe was suspended Tuesday pending the findings of an internal probe, the U.S. Army Europe (USAREUR) said in an announcement on Wednesday.

“The commanding general of 7th Mission Support Command, Brig. Gen. Michael Harvey, was suspended June 2, pending the outcome of an investigation,” the USAREUR announcement said, adding that the investigation “does not involve criminal activity or safety.”

Harvey assumed command of the 7th MSC in June 2019, Military.com reported.

Col. Douglas A. LeVien, the deputy commanding officer of 21st Theater Sustainment Command (TSC), Col. Douglas A. LeVien, is now the acting commander, according to the announcement. The 21st TSC plays a key role in Europe in getting supplies to forces operating close its outposts in locations such as Poland, manages other logistical needs for the Army in Europe and helps U.S. Africa Command.

Before assuming his current position, LeVien has had a lot of experience in logistics for the Army. He deployed with the XVIII Airborne Corps to serve as the “Kobane Landing Zone, Syria Base Commander,” from September 2018 to May 2019. Before that he commanded the 406th Army Field Support Brigade out of Fort Bragg, N.C.

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“No further information will be released until the investigation is complete,” USAREUR added. “The 7th MSC is American’s Army Reserve forward based mission command headquarters in Europe providing motivated, trained and deployable Soldiers in 26 proficient and cohesive units-of-action in support of U.S. Army Europe and 21st Theater Sustainment Command.”

The 7th MSC  functions as the Army’s forward-based headquarters in Europe, providing soldiers the service’s various units supporting U.S. European Command.