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Fort Gordon brigade leader fired over misconduct allegations

Col. Matthew Foulk gives his entrance speech during a change-of-command ceremony in July 2019...
Col. Matthew Foulk gives his entrance speech during a change-of-command ceremony in July 2019 at Fort Gordon.(WRDW)
Updated: May. 19, 2021 at 8:29 AM EDT
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FORT GORDON, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) - Allegations of misconduct have led to the firing of a brigade commander at Fort Gordon.

The Army announced Tuesday that Col. Matthew Foulk, commander of the Army’s 35th Signal Brigade (Lion Brigade), was removed from command a day earlier.

Corps spokesman Col. Joe Buccino declined to comment on what the misconduct allegations involved.

Foulk had been in charge of the brigade since July 2019.

The commanding general of the XVIII Airborne Corps relieved Foulk due to a loss of confidence in his ability to command after an investigation stemming from allegations of personal misconduct, the Army said in a statement.

“We have full confidence in the Soldiers and leaders of the 35th Signal ‘Lion’ Brigade and holds all leaders accountable for their actions,” Lt. Gen. Erik Kurilla, XVIII Airborne Corps commander, said in a statement.

Lt. Col. David Burnham, the deputy commander of the 35th Signal Brigade, assumes interim command responsibility.

The 35th Signal Brigade, a separate brigade of the XVIII Airborne Corps, is stationed on Fort Gordon.

Col. Matthew Foulk
Col. Matthew Foulk(WRDW)

From reports by The Associated Press and WRDW/WAGT