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Report: Ronny Jackson Nominated for Second Star by White House

Former doctor to President Donald Trump, Navy Rear Adm. Ronny Jackson, is reportedly up for a “second star” while he under investigation by the Defense Department Inspector General's Office. An official told Task and Purpose Jackson was nominated by the White House for “rear admiral upper half (2-star)” and submitted the nomination in Jan. 2019. The nomination was reportedly sent over to the Senate Armed Services Committee on Jan. 15, but is not close to a vote. The Inspector General's Office confirmed to The Washington Post last year that it was looking into allegations against Jackson’s conduct—which reportedly include accusations of overprescribing drugs and the creation of a “hostile working environment.” Inspector general's office spokesman Bruce Anderson told the website on Friday the investigation is “still ongoing.” Jackson was nominated to lead the Department of Veterans Affairs, but withdrew his nomination in April 2018 after the allegations were made public.