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Fort Hood command sergeant reinstated following investigation into alleged use of unprofessional language

Commanding Sgt. Maj. Arthur "Cliff" Burgoyne III
Posted at 5:56 PM, Jan 22, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-22 19:05:00-05

FORT HOOD, TX — Lt. Gen. Pat White, commanding general of III Corps, has reinstated Command Sgt. Maj. Arthur “Cliff” Burgoyne III following an investigation into alleged use of unprofessional language towards subordinates in Dec. 2020.

The investigation, which was concluded Friday, determined Command Sgt. Maj. Burgoyne's language was not unprofessional and that he did not exhibit counterproductive leadership.

Command Sgt. Maj. Burgoyne will resume his duties at III Corps and Fort Hood.

“Putting People first includes holding our leaders to a high standard,” said Gen. Michael X. Garrett, commanding general of FORSCOM. “Command Sgt. Maj. Burgoyne is a tough leader who cares about every Soldier in his formation. I have faith in his leadership, and I know his Soldiers are his top priority.”

Army officials say a suspension is a temporary removal, often pending the results of an investigation. It is not punitive in nature.

The investigation into Command Sgt. Maj. Burgoyne is unrelated to other investigations of III Corps and Fort Hood.