Statement by Secretary of Defense Ash Carter on a Personnel Matter, Nov. 12, 2015

Washington, DC—(ENEWSPF)—November 12, 2015

“Today I made the decision to remove my Senior Military Assistant Lieutenant General Ron Lewis from his position after learning about allegations of misconduct.

“I directed that this matter be referred to the Inspector General of the Department of Defense for investigation.  I have confidence in the Inspector General’s ability to determine the facts.  The Department of the Army will then take action as appropriate.

“I expect the highest possible standards of conduct from the men and women in this department particularly from those serving in the most senior positions.  There is no exception.”