UPDATE #1: Was Major General Paul Hurley Fired Because He’s a Man of Principle Resisting Stupid Army Policies?

Maj. Gen. Paul C. Hurley Jr. (left) handing off the 1st Theater Sustainment Command colors to Lt. General Michael X. Garrett during the unit ceremony at Ft. Bragg, (picture Courtesy of the Fayetteville Observer)

Could it be that Major General Paul C. Hurley, Jr. was fired because he was resisting what he felt was a stupid policy which placed America’s readiness in a weaker position? The exact reason why Major General Hurley was fired is still not known to us, but we have received more than a few communiques from people who knew the general and believe that he was dismissed because of a dispute with his chain of command about the logistics force structure. Rumor has it anyway. A message to Major General Hurley, if you want to tell your side of what happened, we will put it out there without edit.

The following email is representative of several other communiques to us about Major General Hurley…

In response to your MG Hurley story…. I worked for MG Hurley 2016-2017 while deployed, MG Hurley is the most astute logistical officer in the Army today, and in all my interaction with him he is “straight as an arrow.” I am very critical of senior military leaders, and I can tell you this guy is the real deal, and is totally committed to making the Army a better place…..

I would be surprised at any scandal involving him. While I have no insider information, the thing that goes through my mind is; he was likely being asked to “squeeze” the “logistics force structure” to create more billets to add to the “war-fighter force structure.” This is something his command is expected to do and he might have fallen short of senior leaders “squeezing” goals.

Major General Hurley does not make decisions he cannot defend, and would likely push back on any unachievable goals. Hurley would not allow the logistics community to become totally dysfunctional by cuts intended to shift personnel billets from the log force to the war-fighter force.

My assertion is purely theoretical though, so it could be something else. However, this is not the type of officer I would rush to condemn.

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ARMY GENERAL GETS THE BOOT AT FORT LEE –
PAUL C. HURLEY JR. SUDDENLY RELIEVED AS ARMY’S COMBINED ARMS SUPPORT COMMANDER –
OUR SOURCES WON’T SAY IF SEX CHARGES INVOLVED –┬áINVESTIGATION ON-GOING

It’s not often that the military fires a two-star flag officer. Everyone at Fort Lee (including our CI’s) are talking about the abrupt removal of Army Maj. Gen. Paul C. Hurley Jr. this week from his post as commander of the Combined Arms Support Center.

The first thing we check in cases like this is, did the major general step on a certain part of his anatomy and get in trouble on a sex charge. The “official” word from the PAO office is Hurley has been relieved “due to a loss of confidence in his ability to lead.” That could mean most anything, so we’re urging our readers at Fort Lee to be first to us via e-mail on what the real story is.

RELIEVED GENERAL NOT ONLY TWO-STAR WITH NAME PAUL HURLEY

Major General Paul C. Hurley, Jr.

When we first got the tip that the general was in a jam, we had to be careful not to confuse him with the current Army Chief Chaplain, Maj. Gen. Paul K. Hurley. There is no relation, although both brass hats have the same first and last name.

It’s a little ironic that of the two “Paul Hurley” major generals, one may be a saint and the other the proverbial sinner. We shall see. Sometimes the truth has a way of leaking out.

A “MilitaryCorruption.com” bumper sticker with our original logo goes to the person who gives us the best INTEL on what the real low-down is. So let us hear from you, right away. Thanks.

Here’s what we know about Hurley, the non-padre. He graduated from Texas A&M University in 1986, holds a masters degree in industrial engineering from the University of Tennessee and has another sheepskin in strategic studies from the Air Force’s Air University. He’s served with the 101st Airborne at Fort Campbell and participated in Operation Desert Storm.

Hurley has been replaced by BRIG GEN Douglas McBride, who’s stepping in to run things while the two-star former commander is under investigation.

To our readers at Fort Lee, we are waiting to hear why the general really was fired. The Army doesn’t want to tell us, so we have to rely on the rank and file members to find the truth.