- Associated Press - Saturday, October 11, 2014

FORT BLISS, Texas (AP) - A high-ranking officer at Fort Bliss has been suspended while Army officials investigate accusations of misconduct.

Fort Bliss spokesman Lt. Col. Lee Peters says the garrison commander, 45-year-old Col. Thomas Munsey, has been taken off the job pending the outcome of the investigation.

Peters said Friday it’s Army policy to not comment on ongoing investigations and no additional information was being made available.

Munsey has been at the El Paso-area post since June.

As garrison commander, he’s the equivalent of a city manager, overseeing a staff of more than 3,400 civilians, contractors and soldiers who support the 160,000 people at Fort Bliss.

The more than 1 million-acre post, larger than Rhode Island, extends into New Mexico and is home to the Army’s 1st Armored Division.

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Information from: El Paso Times, https://www.elpasotimes.com

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