Relieved of Command

Commanding Officer of USS Dallas Removed from Duty

Los Angeles-class attack submarine USS Dallas

GROTON -- The Navy has relieved the commanding officer of one of 16 submarines homeported at the Naval Submarine Base for performance-related issues, the service announced in a press release Wednesday. He is the third commanding officer of a submarine to be relieved this year. Cmdr. Edward Byers, of the Los Angeles attack submarine the USS Dal... more

Commander Was Ousted before Marine Helicopter Tragedy

Unidentified family members embrace around a memorial for the 12 Marines who died when their helicopters crashed off the North Shore of Oahu, Hawaii, Friday Jan. 22, 2016, at Marine Corps Base Hawaii. (AP Photo/Caleb Jones)

The commanding officer of the Marine squadron that lost 12 aviators in a helicopter accident off of Oahu's North Shore was removed from his job three days before the tragedy because he failed to keep the unit operating at acceptable standards, a spokesman said. Lt. Col. Edward Pavelka was relieved of command of Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron ... more

North Carolina Coast Guard Commander Relieved of Duties

Capt. Sean Murtagh. Coast Guard photo

WILMINGTON, N.C. -- The commander of North Carolina Coast Guard operations, including boat stations in Hatteras and Elizabeth City, was relieved of command Monday. Capt. Sean Murtagh was reassigned to the 5th District in Portsmouth until further notice, according to a statement from the Coast Guard. Murtagh's removal came after a "loss of confi... more

2 Navy Sub Commanders Relieved of Duties in a Week

The Los Angeles-class attack submarine USS Oklahoma City (SSN 723) prepares to moor at U.S. Naval Base Guam in 2011. Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Corwin Colbert/Navy

CAMP FOSTER, Okinawa -- Two Navy submarine commanders were relieved of their duties this week because of a loss of confidence in their ability to command. Capt. Dave Adams of the Ohio-class ballistic missile submarine USS Georgia was relieved Jan. 4 by Rear Adm. Randy Crites, the commander of Submarine Group 10 at Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay... more

Commanding Officer of USS Georgia Relieved of Duty

The USS Georgia, an Ohio-class submarine. Navy photo

ST. MARYS -- The commanding officer of the guided missile submarine that struck a buoy Nov. 25 in the channel leading to Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay was relieved of duty Monday by Rear Adm. Randy Crites, commander of Submarine Group 10. Capt. David Adams, commanding officer of the USS Georgia's Blue Crew, one of two that alternate patrols ab... more

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