The Air Force has temporarily suspended the two leaders of the intelligence unit where alleged Pentagon document leaker Jack Teixeira worked. 

The commander of the 102nd Intelligence Support Squadron and the detachment commander overseeing administrative support have both been temporarily suspended and no longer have access to classified systems and information, according to multiple reports citing Air Force officials. 

Teixeira, a 21-year-old who worked as a cyber transport systems journeyman with the Air National Guard, was arrested earlier this month and is accused of posting hundreds of classified Pentagon documents online over the course of several months.

The two commanders are suspended pending further investigation by the Air Force Inspector General’s Office.

The Air Force stripped the 102nd Intelligence Wing of its assigned intelligence mission last week as part of the investigation into how Teixeira allegedly accessed and published the trove of highly sensitive documents. 

More members of Teixeira’s unit could reportedly face suspension or removal as the inspector general’s probe into the Cape Cod-based unit continues.

Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin has also ordered Undersecretary of Defense for Intelligence and Security Ronald Moultrie to lead a review of the Pentagon’s policy on classified information. 

Last week, the Air Force stripped the 102nd Intelligence Wing of its assigned intelligence mission.
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Moultrie has been tasked with submitting recommendations to the secretary of defense by June 1.

The arresting affidavit against Teixeira accuses him of transcribing classified information beginning in December 2022 to share on a Discord chat server dedicated to discussing “geopolitical affairs and current and historical wars.”

Teixeira later began photographing classified documents to post on the server, according to the Justice Department.

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The leaks have been described as the biggest US national security breach in at least a decade.

The scope of Air National Guardsman’s alleged leaks may be larger and could date back earlier than the DOJ revealed in court documents, the New York Times reported last week.

The outlet found that a Discord server user matching the profile of Teixeira began sharing classified information in a chat group with roughly 600 members just days after Russia’s February 2022 invasion of Ukraine. 

Teixeira has a detention hearing scheduled for Thursday in Worcester, Massachusetts. 

The Air Force did not immediately respond to The Post’s request for comment.