Relieved of Command

USS Whirlwind Commander Relieved

USS Whirlwind (U.S. Navy photo)

MANAMA, Bahrain — The commander of the USS Whirlwind, Lt. Cmdr. Bethany Busch, was relieved of her duties Thursday due to a loss of confidence in her ability to command, the Navy said. Lt. Cmdr. Scott Whitworth, the squadron’s operations officer, has temporarily assumed command of the coastal patrol ship based at Naval Support Activity, Bahra... more

Army Settles with Whistleblower who Exposed Unsafe Hospital Conditions

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The Army has settled with an employee who was reprimanded after reporting unsafe patient conditions at a major military hospital, revelations that led to the hospital's chief being relieved of command. The announcement by the Office of Special Counsel released Tuesday mirrored similar problems at Department of Veterans Affairs hospitals, where ... more

Ship Crew's Complaints Oust Top Enlisted Sailor

USS Michael Murphy (DDG 112) returns to Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam after providing assistance to the Royal Canadian navy auxiliary oil replenishment ship HMCS Protecteur (Photo: US Navy)

The senior enlisted sailor on the Pearl Harbor destroyer USS Michael Murphy was relieved of his duties in the wake of ship-based equal opportunity complaints, the Navy said today. Command Master Chief Adrian McCown has been temporarily reassigned to the staff of Naval Surface Group Middle Pacific, the service said. "Those (equal opportunity) c... more

USS Columbia Rebounds After Firings, Wins Esteemed Navy Accolade

Adm. Scott Swift, commander of U.S. Pacific Fleet, addresses the crew of USS Columbia (SSN 771) during a presentation of the Arleigh Burke Fleet Trophy. MC1 Jason Swink/Navy

After its skipper and senior enlisted leader were removed from duty in 2012, the Pearl Harbor attack submarine USS Columbia did a 180-degree course change, improving its operations and conducting a challenging deployment to the western Pacific. As a result, the sub was awarded the prestigious Arleigh Burke Fleet Trophy as the most improved batt... more

Commander of USS Dextrous Relieved

Two Iraqi navy sailors watch as the mine countermeasures ship USS Dextrous approaches the Iraqi navy pier in Umm Qasr, Iraq in this Sept. 2009 photo. (ELIZABETH ALLEN/U.S. NAVY)

MANAMA, Bahrain -- The commander of the mine countermeasures ship USS Dextrous was relieved of command Thursday for alleged misconduct, the Navy said. Capt. Keith A. Knutsen, commodore of Mine Countermeasures Squadron Three, re-assigned Lt. Cmdr. Linda H. McCauley to Mine Countermeasures Squadron Five after alleged misconduct led to "loss of co... more

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