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USCENTCOM Commander's Statement on DoD IG Report

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Feb. 1, 2017 —

"We appreciate the extensive efforts by the Office of the DoD Inspector General in conducting its investigation.  While the allegations were unsubstantiated, the DoD IG's report did provide thoughtful and helpful recommendations on ways to make improvements within the command and we are taking those and others' recommendations to heart and acting on them.

Overall, the report confirmed what I have witnessed firsthand since joining the CENTCOM team.  Like my predecessor CENTCOM commanders, I enjoy tremendous support from our intelligence professionals.  Their efforts greatly enhance our effectiveness and are critical to our success.  CENTCOM is a world-class organization and our greatest asset is our people.  We will continue to support and empower them while always striving to further improve our systems and processes for the betterment of the command and our ability to protect our national interests."

- GEN Joseph L. Votel,

Commander, U.S. Central Command

To view the full DoD IG Report, please click the link below:

http://www.dodig.mil/pubs/documents/DODIG-2017-049.pdf