Relieved of Command

Hawaii Marine Commander Relieved of Duties

Marine Col. Eric Schaefer (Courtesy U.S. Marine Corps)

CAMP FOSTER, Okinawa — The commander of Marine Corps Base Hawaii was relieved of his command Monday because of a "loss of trust and confidence in his ability to lead." Col. Eric Schaefer was relieved of his duties by Marine Corps Installations Pacific commander Maj. Gen. Charles Hudson, according to a statement released Tuesday. No furt... more

USNS Comfort Commander Relieved Right Before Deployment

USNS Comfort 600x400

NORFOLK -- Two days before the hospital ship Comfort deploys on a humanitarian operation to South and Central America, the commanding officer of the ship's medical facility was relieved of her duties. Capt. Rachel Haltner was set to deploy with the Comfort on Wednesday to 11 countries over five months on the biannual mission known as Continuing... more

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

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