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    Air Force Two-Star Fired Amid Misconduct Investigation

    Air Force Two-Star Fired Amid Misconduct Investigation

    The leader of the 19th , one of the main organizations responsible for pilot training, has been relieved of his position and is being investigated for “alleged misconduct,” Air Education and Training Command announced in a Wednesday evening press release.

    Maj. Gen. Phillip A. Stewart, who has served as the 19th Air Force commander since August, was relieved of command Tuesday “due to a loss of confidence in his ability to lead, related to alleged misconduct which is currently under investigation,” the release said.

    “The Air Force takes any misconduct allegation seriously and is committed to conducting a thorough investigation,” Lt. Gen. Brian S. Robinson, head of Air Education and Training Command, said in the release.

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    A spokesperson for Air Education and Training Command would not categorize the type of misconduct and did not provide additional details regarding Stewart's dismissal. The two-star is still in the Air Force and has been reassigned to a staff position at AETC headquarters.

    Stewart could not be reached by Military.com at numbers listed for him in public records.

    He was commissioned in 1992 through the Reserve Officer Training Corps after graduating from the Institute of Technology, according to his official Air Force biography. He served as an instructor and evaluator pilot in multiple aircraft, and he holds the rating of command pilot…

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