McChrystal to Retire

Less than a week after President Barack Obama fired him as commander in Afghanistan over intemperate remarks to Rolling Stone magazine, Gen. Stanley McChrystal has told the Army his 34-year career in the military is over.

According to an Army spokesman, McChrystal today informed the office responsible for administering the careers of general officers that he intends to retire. The spokesman, Army Col. Thomas Collins, said McChrystal has yet to submit his formal retirement paperwork.

“We don’t have a date yet or anything like that,” Collins said.

One question left unanswered as yet is whether McChrystal will be allowed to retire as a four-star general. Under Army regulations, a general has to serve three years in his rank to retire at that grade, and McChrystal only became a four-star a year ago when he took command in Afghanistan.

via McChrystal to Retire – Washington Wire – WSJ.

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