Fort Lee Fires Commander

Removed for “loss of confidence in ability to effectively command"

August 23, 2018 - 1:08 pm

(RICHMOND, Va. - wrva.com) - The U.S. Army removes the commander of Fort Lee as he faces an investigation.

The Army isn’t saying what the investigation is for, but does confirm that Maj. Gen. Paul Hurley is no longer in charge of the fort and the Army’s Combined Arms Support Center.

The Army says the two-star general was removed because of quote - “loss of confidence in his ability to effectively command.”

According to his official biography, Hurley has received numerous decorations during his career and was served as part of Operation Desert Storm.

Brig. Gen. Douglas McBride Jr. will serve as interim commander.