COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The first woman to command the Army's drill sergeant school is taking legal action to reclaim her job after she was suspended last year without specific grounds.
A lawyer for Command Sgt. Maj. Teresa King filed a complaint Monday with her superiors alleging she was improperly suspended because of sexism and racism. Attorney James Smith also demanded that two superior officers be investigated for abuse of authority.
King was suspended from her job at Fort Jackson in South Carolina on Nov. 29 pending an investigation. Smith says King has never been told what the investigation involves beyond a general statement that it's a matter of her conduct.
Army officials said they wanted to study the complaint first before commenting.
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