Lt. Gen. Duane Gamble has been suspended from his position as the Army's deputy chief of staff for logistics (G-4) amid an investigation into allegations that he fostered a toxic work environment, according to an Army spokeswoman.
John Hall, the top civilian in Gamble’s office, will serve as the acting G-4, Cynthia Smith, the spokeswoman, wrote in a statement to Inside Defense.
The “formal investigation” began in November 2020, Smith wrote. Gamble became the G-4 in September 2019, according to his biography on an Army website.
Gamble was accused of making racist comments, belittling African-American subordinates and denigrating African-American generals, Task & Purpose reported today.
The suspension comes as Army leaders say combatting racism is among their top goals. Christine Wormuth, the Army secretary, announced last week that building a positive command climate was one of her six main objectives.
Gen. James McConville, the Army chief of staff, has repeatedly said that racism and other personnel problems, such as sexual harassment and extremism, are most prevalent among young and lower-ranking soldiers.