Relieved of Command

Air Force Officers' Firings Reflect Turmoil in Nuclear Mission

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WASHINGTON — The Air Force has fired or disciplined at least 16 nuclear missile commanders or senior officers for misconduct and other failings over the past year and a half, reflecting turmoil in arguably the military's most sensitive mission. Another who quit of his own accord lamented upon leaving, "We let the American people down on my watc... more

Air Force Fires 2 Nuclear Commanders, Disciplines Another

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WASHINGTON — Adding to signs of distress in the nuclear force, the Air Force fired two commanders and disciplined a third in response to internal investigations of leadership lapses and misbehavior at two of its three intercontinental ballistic missile bases. The most senior officer to be relieved was Col. Carl Jones, the No. 2 commander of the... more

Fort Bliss Garrison Commander Relieved of Duty

Col. Thomas Munsey speaks at a change of command ceremony at Fort Bliss, Texas, on June 20, 2014. Munsey has been suspended as Fort Bliss' garrison commander, the Army announced Oct. 10, 2014. Fort Bliss PAO photo

The Fort Bliss garrison commander has been relieved of duty following an investigation into misconduct allegations, post officials said Friday evening. Col. Thomas Munsey had been suspended earlier this month when an investigation began. "Maj. Gen. Stephen Twitty, 1st Armored Division and Fort Bliss commander, officially relieved Col. Thomas M... more

Frigate CO Relieved After Allegedly Groping Chief's Wife

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REPORTING FROM SAN DIEGO -- The captain of a San Diego-based Navy ship, now deployed off Central and South America, has been relieved of command amid an investigation into allegations of misconduct, the Navy announced Thursday. Cmdr. Luis Alva was relieved as commander of the frigate Vandegrift because the commodore of destroyer Squadron 23, Ca... more

Coast Guard Activities Europe Commanding Officer Temporarily Relieved

PORTSMOUTH, Va. - The Coast Guard temporarily relieved Capt. James B. Robertson, commanding officer of Activities Europe, Tuesday due to loss of confidence in his abilities to command. The executive officer, Cmdr. Erin Williams, has assumed temporary command of Activities Europe. Robertson has been reassigned to Coast Guard Atlantic Area. Acti... more

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