Navy SEAL team leaders suspended over alleged sexual misconduct

Navy SEAL team leaders suspended over alleged sexual misconduct

"Naval Special Warfare and NCIS have initiated investigations as appropriate", Maxwell said.

Both senior leaders have been sent back to the United States while the allegations are investigated, according to reports in American media. Gen. Mark Hicks suspended the Special Operations Command Forward - East Africa commander and senior enlisted advisor of their duties on May 10 due to allegations of misconduct, ' said Maj.

The allegations reportedly involved multiple fellow USA military female service members.

Casey Osborne tells The Associated Press the suspension of this Special Operations Command Forward-East Africa commander and the adviser occurred Thursday.


The U.S. has approximately 1000 special procedures employees in Africa.

Two Navy SEAL leaders, deployed in Africa, have been sent back to the United States after allegations of sexual misconduct were made against the officers. The US Africa Command issued a statement on Friday to confirm it was reviewing allegations that civilians were killed in a raid it supported against the extremist group al-Shabab in Somalia on May 9. While stateside they will remain in those positions as the allegations are investigated by the Navy's Criminal Investigative Service.

A ninth team, known commonly as SEAL Team Six, is officially titled Naval Special Warfare Development Group and is headquartered in Virginia Beach.

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