Draft report confirms some claims about ex-war college head

Rear Adm. Jeffrey Harley

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) – The Providence Journal is reporting that a draft of a naval inspector general report has found that several claims involving a retired senior officer who was removed as president of the U.S. Naval War College could be substantiated, though the report does not recommend further punishment.

The newspaper reported Tuesday the “tentative report of investigation” into retired Rear Adm. Jeffrey Harley’s management of the college in Newport, Rhode Island, is under review.

That’s a process that could take weeks or months.

Harley was removed as college president in June, days after The Associated Press reported he was under investigation.

Harley called the draft report’s findings “deeply gratifying.”