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Government cleans house after Military Ethics Violations

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By Barbara Starr (CNN)-The revelation of inappropriate communication between General Petraeus and his mistress has prompted the government to clean house.
Pentagon investigators have zeroed in now on specific potentially inappropriate emails General John Allen, the commander of the Afghanistan War, wrote to Jill Kelley. She's the socialite who gave her emails to the FBI some that turned out to be from CIA Director David Petraeus's mistress.

Allen, whose nomination to be Military Chief of NATO is on hold, faces uncertainty. No One knows what the investigation will recommend.  

High profile problems with some of America's most senior military officers now a matter for the White House. This week President Obama is to receive an initial report from the Pentagon on fixing ethics training for senior officers.  

The majority of them do obey the rules. But it may not be enough.
"But if there is a perception of a problem with the American military for the public then there is a big problem." Marks says there are no excuses.
"Clearly everyone knows that when you pick up a cell phone, put something down on the Internet, you are subject to monitoring."  

The Navy just fired two top officials at its prestigious postgraduate school in Monterey, California. Officials say they deliberately mismanaged money. Rear Admiral Charles Gaouette this month was temporarily relieved of duty as head of an aircraft carrier strike group sailing in the middle east. A military official told CNN there were multiple complaints about him from subordinates. The Admiral has declined to comment on the pending investigation.

The Navy has removed 23 junior and senior officers from command so far this year, several for alcohol offenses. The Marines removed six, the Army eleven.  

The most serious case, Army Brigadier General Jeffrey Sinclair is charged with sexual assault.

The Air Force tells CNN it's relieved one general and four colonels but didn't know about lower ranks. The Navy says no matter how embarrassing, it announces when officers are removed from command because on board ships thousands of sailors' lives are at stake if the commander is misbehaving.

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