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West Point history department head reprimanded, removed after sexual harassment investigation

The head of West Point’s history department was reprimanded and removed after an investigation into allegations that he sexually harassed women in his chain of command.

The former department head, Col. Matthew Moten, was accused of attempting to kiss and touch female subordinates, as well as the wives of subordinate officers.

Lt. Col. Webster Wright, a spokesman for the U.S. Army Military Academy at West Point, could not immediately provide details of which accusations were substantiated, but he characterized Moten’s actions as “misconduct.”

After a two-month investigation, Moten was formally reprimanded in late August, Wright said. Moten voluntarily resigned and is retiring without an honorary general’s star, which is customarily given to retiring department heads....

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