A spokeswoman for the Defense Department inspector general confirmed the investigation into Ward to The Hill, and said the investigation was completed in June. A publically-releasable version of the report is being prepared, she said.
Army spokesman George Wright did not confirm that Ward was under investigation but said he is still on active duty and assigned as a special assistant to the Army vice chief of staff. He technically is now a two-star general because he has not remained in a four-star position.
Ward was the first head of U.S. Africa Command, which was created in 2007 and based in Stuttgart, Germany.
— This story was updated at 6:25 p.m.