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Still On the Payroll, Scandal-Plagued General Doesn't Seem To Have Duties

Wearing stars means never having to say you're sorry

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What does Army Maj. Gen. William "Kip" Ward do for a living?

The Army doesn't seem to know. It knows where Ward works: He's an assistant to Gen. Lloyd Austin, the Army's vice chief of staff. But substantively, the Army seems to have no idea what Ward does for his money. After a week of research, the Army's public relations office couldn't come up with an answer. "The Army declines to comment on what Gen. Ward's duties are," George Wright, the Army's deputy director of media relations, tells Danger Room.

It's an unlikely position for Ward, who 18 months ago commanded all U.S. troops in Africa. But Ward ran afoul of a Pentagon inspector general's inquiry into misspent funds, which cost him two of his stars.

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