Gates said Harvey had resigned, but senior defense officials speaking on condition of anonymity said Gates had privately demanded that Harvey leave. Gates was displeased that the officer Harvey had chosen as interim commander of Walter Reed — Lt. Gen. Kevin Kiley, the current Army surgeon general and a former commander of Walter Reed — has been accused by critics of long knowing about the problems there and not improving outpatient care.
"I am disappointed that some in the Army have not adequately appreciated the seriousness of the situation pertaining to outpatient care at Walter Reed," Gates said in the briefing room. He took no questions from reporters." Yahoo
I met Harvey a few years ago at a dinner in the "big city." He was smug, arrogant, complacent and unwilling to listen to anyone who was not there to kiss his —.
The Regular Army colonel sitting next to me who was his military assistant looked like he was about to throw up behind the mask of soldierly submission to constitutional authority. He had been a cadet at West Point when I was a professor there.
Harvey has paid the appropriate price for neglect of duty.
There are more people to be held accountable. Obviously, the self obsessed LTG Kiley, the Surgeon General of the Army should be next, after that, I suggest that General Cody, the Vice Chief of Staff of the Army should be given a hard look. The Vice Chief is reponsible for watching over the internal functioning of the Army while the Chief takes care of the Army’s external business and long term issues. Cody failed. pl