(U.S. AIR FORCE/CNN) – A top general in charge of the Air Force's nuclear missiles has been relieved of his command.
In a statement, the Air Force says Major General Michael Carey was fired because of a "loss of trust and confidence in his leadership and judgment."
Air Force officials say the decision was made after an investigation into "reports of misbehavior" during a temporary duty assignment.
They did not specify the behavior, but say it does not involve operational readiness, inspection results or sexual misconduct.
Carey was in charge of the 20th Air Force, which is responsible for three wings of intercontinental ballistic missiles. Two of those wings did poorly in separate inspections this year.
This is the second top nuclear commander relieved of his duty this week; Navy Vice Admiral Tim Giardina was let go as deputy chief of U.S. strategic command after allegations that he used counterfeit chips at an Iowa casino.
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