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Maj. Gen. Efflandt temporarily reassigned to Joint Base San Antonio pending outcome of investigation

Major General Scott L. Efflandt
Posted at 3:15 PM, Feb 24, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-24 17:26:17-05

Major General Scott L. Efflandt has been temporarily reassigned to Joint Base San Antonio.

In a press release, the U.S. Department of Defense announced Maj. Gen. Efflandt has been reassigned from the special assistant to the commanding general of III Corps and Fort Hood to the special assistant to the commanding general of U.S. Army North at Joint Base San Antonio.

In a statement, Army spokesperson Cynthia O. Smith said this reassignment is temporary pending the final outcome of the AR 15-6 investigation.

“Maj. Gen. Scott L. Efflandt will be reassigned as the special assistant to the commanding general of U.S. Army North, not as the deputy commanding general of U.S. Army North as the Army announced yesterday. This is a temporary reassignment pending final outcome of the AR 15-6 investigation.”

In December 2020, Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy and other officials at the Pentagon released the findings of an independent review of leadership on Fort Hood.

McCarthy announced he was suspending or relieving 14 leaders and soldiers at Fort Hood after an internal investigation revealed "major flaws" in leadership at the base.

Maj. Gen. Efflandt, who was left in charge of the base when Spc. Vanessa Guillen was killed, was one of the leaders relieved.

The Guillen family made a Facebook post regarding Maj. Gen. Efflandt's reassignment.

"This is a disrespect for Vanessa Guillen , the Guillen Family, the public, survivors, and countless others who died due to an injustice in the armed forces," the post read in part.