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The executive officer of the USS Chung-Hoon has been relieved of duty, according to the Navy, the 14th commander to be fired this year.
Cmdr. David Faught, who had been serving as the Hawaii-based ship’s second in command, was fired Wednesday because of a “loss of confidence in his ability to perform as XO,” Navy spokesman Lt. Richard Chernitzer said.
Faught has been temporarily reassigned to staff duties with Destroyer Squadron 31 at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, Chernitzer said. He reported to the USS Chung-Hoon in September 2011. Under the Navy’s Fleet-Up program, he would have taken over as the ship’s commander next year.
Lt. Peter Lesaca was assigned as the acting executive officer until a permanent replacement is named.
A native of Guam, Faught received his commission in 1996 after graduating from the U.S. Naval Academy, according to his official biography.