USCENTCOM appoints investigating officer to review 2008 Afghanistan combat action

Release No: UNRELEASED Sept. 30, 2009 PRINT | E-MAIL

MACDILL AFB, Fla. (Sept. 30, 2009) – Gen. David H. Petraeus, Commander, U.S. Central Command, has appointed Lt. Gen Richard F. Natonski, Commander, U.S. Marine Corps Forces Command, to investigate the facts and circumstances surrounding the combat action that occurred on July 13, 2008, at Wanat Village, Wygal District, Nuristan Province, Afghanistan. 

The new investigation will address issues that have arisen since the completion of the AR 15-6 investigation, and will also address circumstances beyond the tactical level.