Former Commander of the United States Marines in Europe, Maj. Gen. Stephen Neary, who was relieved of his post for using the full “N-word,” was found to be violating the Corps’ standards for leadership according to an internal investigation that has recently been published.

“Neary was relieved due to a loss of trust and confidence in his ability to serve in command,” the Marine Corps said in 2020.

An internal investigation was conducted by the Inspector General of the Marine Corps on the July 2020 incident that involved Maj. Gen. Stephen Neary and a group of Marines in Stuttgart, Germany.

“Neary failed to demonstrate exemplary conduct, as defined by the standard, through his insensitive comments and lack of awareness and appreciation for how divisive his use of a racial slur would be on his organization and offensive to his Marines,” the report found.