The former senior military aide to then-Defense Secretary Ash Carter will retire as a brigadier general, the Army announced Thursday.
Army Times’ report details the punishments levied on Lewis by the Army, whose meteoric rise to three stars halted suddenly in November 2015 after allegations of excessive drinking and improper use of government credit cards came to light. Carter fired Lewis, but the reasons for his sacking stayed under wraps until late in 2016.
Lewis, a former brigade commander in the 101st and past Army chief of public affairs, stands to lose tens of thousands of dollars in retirement pay, according to the Army.
He has also has been reprimanded by Army Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Dan Allyn, according to Army spokesmen.