An army spokes person said that he has informed the Army about his intention to retire. He also said that he has to submit the formal paperwork regarding retirement and hence it is unclear when his retirement will come to effect.
US President Barack Obama had said that the 55-year-old official was dismissed to safeguard the unity of the war effort, as he was involved in enraging the White House by disparaging the president and other top officials through an article for Rolling Stone Magazine. He made remarks which ridiculed US Vice President Joe Biden and Richard Holbrooke, US special envoy to Afghanistan and Pakistan.
He was fired on Wednesday, Jun 23.