Subscribe Register Login

Monday, September 01, 2014, 4:47 p.m.
Top Picks - Arkansas Daily Deal

Obama calls Army secretary over day-care scandal

By The Associated Press

This article was published December 19, 2012 at 3:06 p.m.

— U.S. officials say President Barack Obama phoned the Army secretary late Tuesday night to expressing concerns over arrests and the discovery of problems with background checks at an Army day-care center.

The Pentagon is reviewing hiring procedures at military day-care centers, schools, youth centers and other facilities where children are present, after revelations that some employees at the Fort Myer, Va., day-care center had criminal records. Pentagon leaders were angry that it took months for the Army to disclose the problems to top officials and the public.

The officials who spoke about Obama’s call to Secretary John McHugh did so under condition of anonymity because they weren’t authorized to discuss Obama’s private conversation. The Army had no immediate comment.

Comments on: Obama calls Army secretary over day-care scandal

To report abuse or misuse of this area please hit the "Suggest Removal" link in the comment to alert our online managers. Read our Terms of Use policy.

Subscribe Register Login

You must login to make comments.

TOP JOBS

  • Development director

    University of Arkansas at Little Rock klre/kuarualr Public R...
    LITTLE ROCK, AR

  • Financial assistant

    Arkansas Health Group APRN or PA Baptist Health On-Site - 8a...
    Little Rock, AR

  • Terrestrial ecologst

    Terrestrial EcologistThe Nature Conservancy (TNC) is seeking...
    LITTLE ROCK, AR

  • Ndt engineer

    Welspun Pipes, IncPosition: Responsibilities: Perform/overse...
    LITTLE ROCK, AR

  • Dietary assistant

    dietary assistantlocal retirement center seeking dependable ...
    LITTLE ROCK, AR

Search 914 jobs >

Top Picks - Arkansas Daily Deal
Arkansas Online