Brigadier general under investigation for noncriminal acts
KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany — Army Brig. Gen. Scott G. West, commander of the 21st Theater Sustainment Command, is the subject of an ongoing investigation into noncriminal acts, officials confirmed.
Spokesmen with U.S. Army Europe and the 21st TSC confirmed that West is under investigation but referred additional questions to the Department of Army public affairs office. As of press time Thursday, Paul Boyce, an Army spokesman, had not responded to written questions submitted Tuesday to his office.
Officials did not specify when West’s actions under investigation took place nor what those alleged acts were.
Because the investigation is ongoing, West would not comment.
West served in the Iraq war as a logistics officer from 2003 to 2004.
He took command of the then-21st Theater Support Command, a Kaiserslautern-based logistics and support command, on Sept. 1, 2005. The command underwent a name change this summer. After West passed his two-year mark as commander of the 21st Theater Sustainment Command, information was relayed to Stars and Stripes that the general was under investigation.
“Brigadier General West is still within his command tour assignment window,” wrote Bruce Anderson, USAREUR spokesman. “This investigation is not related to his command tour in any way.”
Prior to his assignment in Kaiserslautern, West commanded the Army’s Quartermaster Center and School and served as the 48th quartermaster general of the Army from May 2003 until August 2005, according to his biography.
While serving as the quartermaster general, West was detailed as the logistics officer for Combined/Joint Task Force-7 and deputy chief of staff for logistics, Multi-National Force-Iraq from July 2003 to July 2004, his bio states.
West’s awards and decorations include the Army Distinguished Service Medal, Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit, Bronze Star, Parachute Rigger badge, Pathfinder badge and Master Parachutist badge, according to his biography.