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A senior member of the U.S. military in South Korea has been suspended while under investigation, officials confirmed Friday.

Col. Gregory B. Edwards — deputy assistant chief of staff, C6, Combined Forces Command, and assistant chief of staff, J6, U.S. Forces Korea — “has been suspended from his duties pending an investigation,” according to a U.S. Forces Korea e-mail response to a query.

Additional details were not provided.

“We do not comment on ongoing investigations,” according to the statement.

Stars and Stripes received an e-mail tip stating that Edwards had been removed from his position Thursday afternoon.

According to the USFK Web site, Edwards is responsible for providing “Command, Control, Communications, Computer and Intelligence (C4I) systems and services” to USFK and CFC in armistice and war.

Edwards has commanded the European Command detachment, Space Command detachment and a Headquarters U.S. Air Force Direct Reporting Unit squadron.

He also has served as the executive assistant to the Director Defense Information Systems Agency; chief, Korean Translations Division for 7th Air Force’s Air Support Operations Group; and Deputy Communications Group commander.


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