Army Col Robert Saum

Army Col. Robert Saum Photo: U.S. Department of Defense

DOD Says Brain Injury Office Chief is Reassigned

Anne Flaherty and Richard Lardner
The Associated Press
September 23, 2010

The Army officer in charge of overseeing treatment for troops suffering from brain injuries and psychological trauma has been reassigned until an internal investigation into his management of the office is completed, a senior Pentagon official said Thursday.

Col. Robert Saum is being replaced as acting director of the Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury, the official said. The Associated Press reported Wednesday that Saum has been accused by an office employee of unwanted sexual advances and creating a hostile workplace. The Pentagon inspector general is investigating.

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Pentagon Investigating Director of Psychological Centers of Excellence nextgov, September 22, 2010