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Apr112011

General Stanley McChrystal to Join Obama Administration

Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- The White House is expected to announce Tuesday that retired Army Gen. Stanley McChrystal will join the Obama administration.

The first lady’s office confirms to ABC News that McChrystal will lead first lady and Dr. Jill Biden’s advisory board supporting military families.

The announcement will formally be made on Tuesday at the White House when Michelle Obama and Jill Biden will launch a national initiative to support and honor America’s service members and their families.

“The initiative aims to educate, challenge, and spark action from all sectors of our society -- citizens, communities, businesses, non-profits, faith based institutions, philanthropic organizations, and government -- to ensure military families have the support they have earned,” the first lady’s office says.

Just last June, President Obama relieved embattled Gen. Stanley McChrystal from his position as the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan, replacing him with Gen. David Petraeus, after comments to Rolling Stone magazine.

McChrystal's comments, "does not meet the standards that should be set by a commanding general," the president said last June.  "It undermines the civilian control of the military...and it erodes the trust that is necessary for our team to work together to achieve our objectives in Afghanistan.”

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