Army Brigade Commander Fired After Personal Misconduct Investigation

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Col. Matt Foulk
Col. Matt Foulk was relieved by Lt. Gen. Erik Kurilla, commanding general of the XVIII Airborne Corps out of Fort Bragg, North Carolina, after an investigation into allegations of personal misconduct. (U.S. Army)

The commander of the 35th Signal Brigade at Fort Gordon, Georgia, was fired Monday, according to an Army spokesman.

Col. Matt Foulk was relieved by Lt. Gen. Erik Kurilla, commanding general of the XVIII Airborne Corps out of Fort Bragg, North Carolina, after an investigation into allegations of personal misconduct.

Foulk took command of the 35th Signal Brigade in July 2019. He previously served at the U.S. Army War College.

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Kurilla said in a statement that the Army "holds all leaders accountable for their actions."

It's unclear what Foulk was found to have done that led to his termination or whether further punitive actions will be taken. When senior leaders are relieved of command, officials almost always say it was due to a "loss of confidence" and rarely detail specifics, which could range from poor job performance to criminal conduct.

Lt. Col. David Burnham, deputy commander of the 35th Signal Brigade, took over as interim commander Monday.

-- Steve Beynon can be reached at Steve.Beynon@military.com. Follow him on Twitter @StevenBeynon.

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