WEST POINT, N.Y. (AP) — The top command position at West Point is being assumed by Lt. Gen. Robert Caslen Jr.
Caslen will officially become the 59th superintendent of the U.S. Military Academy in a ceremony Wednesday morning. He replaces Lt. Gen. David Huntoon Jr., who is retiring from the U.S. Army after 40 years.
Caslen is a 1975 West Point graduate who has commanded at every level from company through division. Most recently, he was the Chief of the Office of Security Cooperation for Iraq.
Huntoon has been superintendent since 2010. He was admonished last year after the Department of Defense inspector general charged in a report that he improperly allowed subordinates to give driving lessons, didn't properly compensate those who worked at a charity dinner and misused his position to obtain cat care.
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