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Report: Fort Bliss Garrison Commander Fired Over Misconduct

EL PASO — Documents recently released to a newspaper show a high-ranking officer at Fort Bliss was fired for misusing a government-issued credit card after buying two dinners for a woman while traveling on Army business.

The El Paso Times says the details of garrison commander Col. Thomas Munsey’s termination were released Thursday in response to an open records request.

The Army documents also show Munsey failed to register his privately owned weapons with the Provost Marshal’s Office within 72 hours of arriving at Fort Bliss.

As garrison commander, Munsey was the equivalent of a city manager, overseeing a staff of civilians, contractors and soldiers who support tens of thousands of people at Fort Bliss. He was relieved of duty in late October. A phone listing for him couldn’t be found Friday.