Pentagon personnel chief steps down amid probe

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Posted: Oct 27, 2011 6:59 PM
Pentagon personnel chief steps down amid probe

The Pentagon's undersecretary for personnel has resigned amid am investigation into complaints of waste and mismanagement.

A retired Marine major general, Clifford Stanley plans to leave in the next two weeks. Pentagon officials say Stanley's decision to resign was his own and that the investigation was not a factor in his decision.

Stanley took office in February 2010.

Several anonymous complaints were filed against him this summer with the Defense Department's inspector general. The complaints alleged that Stanley was abusive to staff, wasted money on expensive and unneeded contractors, and was not up to his job.

A Pentagon statement said Stanley felt he had done his best to carry out his mandate and that the next steps could be carried out most effectively by someone else.