4th ID Memorial

Maj. Gen. Ryan F. Gonsalves, then-4th Infantry Division commander, salutes a wreath placed in front of the 4th Infantry Division Memorial in May 2015 at Fort Hood to commemorate Memorial Day.

An Army general who was at one time slated to become a III Corps and Fort Hood deputy commander is now a special assistant to the III Corps commander after losing his chance for a third star due to what was considered an “inappropriate” comment to a female congressional staffer.

Maj. Gen. Ryan F. Gonsalves, the former 4th Infantry Division commander at Fort Carson, Colorado, was being considered for a third star and command of U.S. Army Europe, according to a Dec. 29 story published by Stars and Stripes. An investigation report provided to Stars and Stripes determined the “preponderance of the evidence” indicated Gonsalves referred to the staffer as “sweetheart” during an October 2016 meeting.

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