Relieved of Command

Navy Strategic Air Wing Commander Fired

Capt. Heather E. Cole

WASHINGTON -- The Navy fired the commander of an organization whose aircraft allow the president and the secretary of defense to directly contact the submarines, bombers and land-based missiles that comprise the nation's strategic nuclear force. A Navy statement said Capt. Heather E. Cole was relieved of her duties as commander of Strategic Co... more

Suspended General at JBLM Won't Get His Post Back

Brig. Gen. John Cho

A one-star general who was suspended last year from his post at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, where he led Army medical care covering 20 Western states, will not return to command, the Army confirmed Thursday. Brig. Gen. John Cho, a thoracic surgeon, will not be reinstated as commander of the Western Regional Medical Command, based at JBLM, an Army... more

Reassigned Coast Guard Officer at Helm When Cutter Ran Aground

U.S. Coast Guard cutter Moray. U.S. Coast Guard photo

JONESPORT, Maine -- A boat that was under the command of a U.S. Coast Guard officer who was relieved of duty last week is being evaluated for damage after it ran aground last month off Petit Manan Point. Senior Chief Petty Officer Christopher Bouchard was on board and in command of the 87-foot vessel Moray on Feb. 20 when it struck an underwate... more

Coast Guard Relieves Cutter CO of Duty in Rare Move

U.S. Coast Guard cutter Moray. U.S. Coast Guard photo

JONESPORT, Maine -- U.S. Coast Guard officials said Saturday morning the officer in charge of Jonesport-based cutter Moray has been relieved of his duties because of loss of confidence in his ability to command. Senior Chief Petty Officer Christopher Bouchard was relieved Friday by Rear Adm. Linda Fagan of the First Coast Guard District and Cap... more

Rising Star in Navy Trying to Clear His Name

Navy Cmdr. Ed Handley (U.S. Navy photo)

NORFOLK -- After completing commanding officer school last summer, Cmdr. Ed Handley traveled to Djibouti on his way back to the James E. Williams. Handley, who joined the Navy as a seaman, was about to reach the capstone of more than 30 years in uniform: command of a guided missile destroyer. He came highly recommended -- described by one of h... more

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