26 March 2014

McHugh: I'll decide Sinclair's rank | RallyPoint.com

Military News - McHugh: I'll decide Sinclair's rank

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By Donna Cassata
Copyright: The Associated Press

WASHINGTON — The secretary of the Army said Tuesday he will have the final say on whether a disgraced brigadier general at the center of a sexual misconduct case retires at a lower rank with sharply reduced retirement pay.

Facing outraged House Democrats, John McHugh said the case of Brig. Gen. Jeffrey A. Sinclair remains open a week after he was spared prison and sentenced to a reprimand and a $20,000 fine.

“The process is still ongoing. I have to make final certifications about rank and retirement,” McHugh told the Armed Services Committee.

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