Fort Sill commanding general relieved of command

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A sign is pictured at Scott Gate, one of the entrances to Fort Sill, in Fort Sill, Okla., Tuesday, June 17, 2014. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki) Sue Ogrocki

Fort Sill commanding general relieved of command

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The top officer at the Army’s Fort Sill base in Oklahoma was relieved of his command post on Tuesday.

The commanding general of U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, Gen. Gary Brito, relieved Maj. Gen. Kenneth Kamper from his position as the commanding general of the Fires Center of Excellence and Fort Sill due to a loss of trust and confidence, according to Army spokeswoman Cynthia Smith.

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While the statement Smith provided to the Washington Examiner did not detail what resulted in Kamper’s removal, she noted that the allegations “remain under investigation.”

He was suspended in February following allegations he repeatedly defied hunting rules on the base, according to Military.com, which cited anonymous sources. Kamper, who had been commander of Fort Sill since February 2020, previously served as deputy commanding general for the III Armored Corps at Fort Cavazos, Texas.

Kamper has not yet been reassigned, though he remains in the Fort Sill area. Brig. Gen. Shane Morgan, deputy commander of the Fires Center of Excellence, will continue to serve as the interim commander until a replacement is chosen.

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Fort Sill is home to roughly 20,000 troops and is where Ukrainian service members trained on the Patriot missile defense system.

“Neither the investigation activities, nor leadership change, will have any impact on the operations at, or missions of, Fort Sill,” Smith added.

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