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U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission

Pentagon's chief investigator resigning in January

The head of the Pentagon's investigative office, Jon T. Rymer, said Monday he is resigning, effective in January.

Rymer, who was confirmed by the Senate two years ago as the Pentagon's inspector general, said in a written statement that he plans to volunteer with a veterans' service organization before eventually returning to the financial services industry where he has worked for most of his career.

Rymer called his resignation a difficult decision but did not elaborate. He said his principal deputy, Glenn Fine, will take over.

Among other work, the inspector general's office is probing allegations by intelligence analysts at the U.S. Central Command that senior...