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Major General Michael Carey Relieved of Duty for ‘Conduct Unbecoming’

Carey got drunk and was late to delegations with Russian officials


U.S. Major General Michael Carey was relieved of duty in October for his behavior during a trip to Russia earlier this year.


U.S. Major General Michael Carey’s trip to Russia included getting drunk, bragging about his position during a layover at an airport, and being late to delegations due to having been out with two women the night before. While at events with Russian officials, Carey acted out of line. At one point he attempted to fist bump a Russian official and even took to commenting on Edward Snowden and Syria. Syria is one of Russia’s allies and the country granted Snowden asylum earlier this year, reports CNN.

The details regarding U.S. Major General Michael Carey’s actions were made public on Thursday in an Air Force Inspector General report. The report states that Carey was dismissed for conduct unbecoming of an officer. The version of the report released tot he public also blurs out the names of witnesses to Carey’s actions, CNN notes.

U.S. Major General Michael Carey still retains his rank in the Air Force, but he now serves as an assistant to the commander of the Air Force’s Space Command. Carey isn’t expected to face any other form of punishment for his actions, reports The Washington Post.

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