Hirings and Firings

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From The Navy Times:

New Enterprise CO takes command
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The Navy’s oldest carrier, the Enterprise, welcomed its final commanding officer Wednesday during a change of command ceremony at Naval Station Norfolk, Va.

Capt. William Hamilton relieved Capt. Dee Mewbourne to become the carrier’s third commanding officer of 2011...
More at http://www.navytimes.com/news/2011/08/navy-new-enterprise-co-takes-command-081711w/

Comment: let's hope he doesn't do something mind numbingly dumb to get himself sacked.
 
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From The Navy Times (Follow up):

Report: Patrol boat CO encouraged crew to drink
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The firing of a patrol boat commanding officer in Alaska followed a long history of “continued and repeated disregard for Coast Guard rules and regulations,”￾ including pressuring subordinates to drink to excess, cheating on physical exams and using abusive language with his crew, according to the investigation leading to his permanent relief.
More at http://www.navytimes.com/news/2011/08/navy-patrol-boat-co-encouraged-crew-to-drink-081811/
 
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From The Navy Newsstand (HIRED!!!!
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Combined Task Force 68 Changes Command
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ROTA, Spain (NNS) -- Members of Commander, Naval Expeditionary Task Force Europe and Africa (CTF 68) welcomed their new commodore during a change of command ceremony at Naval Station Rota, Spain, Aug. 19.

Capt. Bradley Martin relieved Capt. Martin Beck as commander, CTF 68.
More at http://www.navy.mil/search/display.asp?story_id=62299
 
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From The Navy Times:

Fired CO wishes he never made raunchy videos
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NORFOLK, Va. – The former commander of a nuclear-powered aircraft carrier fighting to save his career says he wish he never made a series of raunchy videos that he broadcast aboard the aircraft carrier Enterprise.
More at http://www.navytimes.com/news/2011/08/ap-fired-co-wishes-he-never-made-raunchy-video-082311/

Comment: Sorry Captain. I sympathize on a lot of levels, but the plain fact is that you can't unring a bell!
 
Dec 2, 2000
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Dec 2, 2000
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Dec 2, 2000
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Dec 2, 2000
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Commander Submarine Group 2 Changes Command
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GROTON, Conn. (NNS) -- More than 300 people attended the Commander, Submarine Group (CSG) 2 change of command ceremony at Shepherd of the Sea Chapel Aug. 26.

Rear Adm. Michael McLaughlin turned over command of CSG 2 to Rear Adm. Richard Breckenridge.
More at http://www.navy.mil/search/display.asp?story_id=62435
 
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Pratt Relieves Brovarone as NSWC Panama City Commander
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PANAMA CITY, Fla. (NNS) -- Capt. Everett Scott Pratt relieved Capt. Thomas Joseph Brovarone as commander, Naval Surface Warfare Center Panama City Division (NSWC PCD) Sept. 2 in a ceremony at NSWC PCD's Littoral Warfare Systems Facility.
More at http://www.navy.mil/search/display.asp?story_id=62564
 
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From The Navy Times
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FIRED!!!!):

Destroyer CO sacked after ship fired on boat
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The commanding officer of the destroyer The Sullivans was fired Wednesday, three weeks after his ship mistakenly fired at a fishing boat during a gunnery exercise, the Navy said.
More at http://www.navytimes.com/news/2011/09/navy-the-sullivans-co-sacked-090711w/

And also:

Commanding officer of Boston CG unit fired
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The commanding officer of a Boston Coast Guard unit has been fired for what the service calls a loss of confidence in his ability to lead.
More at http://www.navytimes.com/news/2011/09/coast-guard-commanding-officer-of-boston-cg-unit-fired-090711w/
 
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Mount Whitney Holds Change of Command
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GAETA, Italy (NNS) -- USS Mount Whitney (LCC 20) held a change of command ceremony before hundreds of local dignitaries, distinguished guests and ship's officers, Sailors, and civilian mariners Sept. 7.

Capt. Ted Williams relieved Capt. Jeffrey Ruth.
More at http://www.navy.mil/search/display.asp?story_id=62598
 
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USS West Virginia Changes Command
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NORFOLK, Va. (NNS) -- USS West Virginia changed command in Portsmouth, Va., Sept. 9.

Cmdr. Adam D. Palmer relieved Cmdr. Steven K. Hall as commanding officer of the Ohio-class ballistic submarine during a ceremony held at the Naval Medical Center.
More at http://www.navy.mil/search/display.asp?story_id=62662
 
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From The Navy Times (Retiring!!!!
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Retiring CNO Roughead discusses today’s Navy
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Adm. Gary Roughead’s four-year term as the Navy’s 29th chief of naval operations ends Sept. 23, when he will turn over his duties to Adm. Jonathan Greenert. Roughead leaves a Navy whose acquisition programs are in more stable shape than when he came in, but which continue to be stretched by operational demands.

He spoke Sept. 15 with a group of reporters at the Pentagon.
More at http://www.navytimes.com/news/2011/09/dn-retiring-cno-roughead-discusses-todays-navy-091811/

Comment: Fair winds and following seas Admiral!
 
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Greenert takes over for retiring CNO Roughead
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ANNAPOLIS, Md. – Adm. Jon Greenert assumed the helm of the Navy in a ceremony before hundreds at the Naval Academy on Friday, becoming the 30th chief of naval operations.

The change of command was held in Alumni Hall before an audience of roughly 1,000, including many Navy leaders, relatives and friends.
More at http://www.navytimes.com/news/2011/09/navy-greenert-takes-over-for-retiring-cno-roughead-092311w/
 
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New SURFPAC Force Master Chief Selected
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SAN DIEGO (NNS) -- Commander, Naval Surface Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet (SURFPAC) announced the next SURFPAC force master chief, Sept. 28.

Vice Adm. Richard announced Command Master Chief (SW/AW) Brannon Knox will relieve Force Master Chief(SW) Eric Page in a ceremony October 2011.
More at http://www.navy.mil/search/display.asp?story_id=63029
 
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Naples Bids Farewell to 6th Fleet Commander, Welcomes New Commander
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NAPLES, Italy (NNS) -- Commander, U.S. 6th Fleet held a change of command ceremony at Naval Support Activity Naples Capodichino in Naples, Italy, Oct. 3, in front of guests, friends and shipmates.

Vice Adm. Frank C. Pandolfe relieved Vice Adm. Harry B. Harris Jr. Pandolfe also assumed duties as commander, Striking and Support Forces NATO (STRIKFORNATO), and deputy commander, U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa.
More at http://www.navy.mil/search/display.asp?story_id=63052