The U.S. general who headed U.S. Africa Command used military vehicles to shuttle his wife shopping and to spas, and billed the government for a $10,000 stop overnight in Bermuda, the Washington Post reports.
General William Ward – who is facing possible demotion for his activities — defended the Bermuda layover as a “crew stop” and blamed his staff for making the decision to stay there rather than flying on to Germany.
The Washington Post reports that the cost of rooms in Bermuda for Gen. Ward and his staff came to more than $10,000, not including meals, transportation or other costs.
The Bermuda stop-over is one of many allegation of overspending against Gen. Ward. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta is expected to make a decision on his fate before the end of the month. He is presently a four-star general, the highest rank in the U.S. Army.
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