1st Infantry Division commander suspended pending investigation

Major General Wayne W. Grigsby, Jr., Commanding General, 1st Infantry Division and Senior Mission Commander, Fort Riley Major General Wayne W. Grigsby, Jr., Commanding General, 1st Infantry Division and Senior Mission Commander, Fort Riley (Photo by Fort Riley VISC)

The commander of the 1st Infantry Division has been suspended and is currently under investigation, the US Army confirmed in a statement Friday.

Major General Wayne Grigsby -who took command of the Fort Riley, Kansas-based 1st Infantry Division in August of 2015- is “currently the subject of an official investigation, and we cannot comment further at this time,” according to a statement from the US Army.

Grigsby has served in several major conflicts from Operation Desert Storm to the more recent conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan. In addition, he has worked on task forces in places such as Africa and Jordan.

According to his bio, MG Grigsby graduated from Salisbury State University and his earned awards include the Expert and Combat Infantryman’s Badges (second award), the Legion of Merit (with five Oak Leaf Clusters), the Senior Parachutist Badge, Joint Chiefs of Staff Identification Badge, Army Staff Identification Badge and the Ranger Tab.

The Army Times reports that officials have declined to provide any additional information, including the nature of the investigation.

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