On Tuesday, it was announced that the top Marine Corps officer for Europe and Africa, Major General Stephen Neary, was relieved of his command following an investigation for the alleged use of a racial slur.
Maj. Gen. Neary was relieved of his command of Marine Forces Europe and Africa by General David Berger, the Commandant of the Marine Corps due to a “loss of trust and confidence in his ability to serve in command.”
Neary had only assumed the command of Marine Forces Europe and Africa on July 8.
Stars and Stripes was the first to report that Maj. Gen. Neary was under investigation for the alleged use of a racial slur. The incident in question occurred in August during physical training outside the Marine Corps Forces Europe and Africa headquarters in Böblingen, Germany outside of Stuttgart.