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Report: Special operations commander cited for public intoxication

Report: Special operations commander cited for public intoxication

The one-star general in charge of Special Operations Command South was removed from command last year and retired at the rank of colonel, the Army said in a statement Thursday.

Brig. Gen. Sean Mulholland was removed from command by Adm. William McRaven; Mulholland retired May 1 in the lower grade of colonel after an Army Grade Determination Review Board, according to the Army statement.

Mulholland, who assumed command of SOCSOUTH in October 2012, was removed in August 2014.

At the time, the military reported Mulholland resigned for “health and personal reasons,” according to the Washington Post, which first wrote about Mulholland’s removal.

The Post story states Mulholland repeatedly became intoxicated in public, including during a deployment to Peru. The officer also got into altercations with civilians on two occasions last year after drinking at a golf club bar near his Florida headquarters, according to the Washington Post, citing military records.

In a short interview with the Washington Post, Mulholland said he had “some medical issues,” including post-traumatic stress and a moderate case of traumatic brain injury. He further told the Post that his actions were triggered by a lack of sleep, before declining to further discuss the incidents.

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