Possible Misuse of Power

Army Secretary Christine Wormuth took decisive action against Gen. Charles Hamilton, the head of Army Materiel Command, following reports in the press that uncovered his possible undue influence on a service evaluation committee.

His intent was allegedly to bolster the career prospects of a female lieutenant colonel deemed unsuitable for leadership roles. This development led to Hamilton’s suspension and the initiation of an investigation by the Defense Department inspector general, a move seldom seen against a high-ranking four-star general.

Wormuth’s spokesperson, Col. Randee Farrell, stated that Wormuth was alerted to serious accusations suggesting that Gen. Hamilton had meddled with the Army‘s Command Assessment Program (CAP) during the previous autumn. Consequently, Hamilton was suspended while awaiting the results from the Pentagon’s probe and any other investigations that may follow.