Hirings and Firings


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From The Navy Times (Firing!
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Coast Guard chief fired after storm exercises
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MONTAUK, N.Y. – A Coast Guard chief petty officer has been relieved of command after dramatic photos surfaced on the Internet of two rescue boats training in heavy surf generated by Hurricane Bill off the eastern end of Long Island.
More at http://www.navytimes.com/news/2009/10/ap_coast_guard_storm_boats_102409/
 
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Linda Sherlock

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Hirings and Firings:

I have noticed there seem to be quite a lot of firings of this type. Is this something unique to the U.S. Navy or does it happen in other Navies and we just don't hear about it to the same degree? Is it an indication of very high standards or are these political decisions, I wonder?
 
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From The Navy Newsstand (Fired!
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SEAL Team Commanding Officer Relieved
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LITTLE CREEK, Va. (NNS) -- The commanding officer of an East Coast-based SEAL team located at Joint Expeditionary Base, Little Creek, Va., was relieved of command Nov. 25 due to a loss of confidence in his ability to perform his duties.
More at http://www.navy.mil/search/display.asp?story_id=49885
 
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From The Navy Newsstand (Fired!
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James E. Williams Commanding Officer, Command Master Chief Relieved
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NORFOLK, Va. (NNS) -- The commanding officer of USS James E. Williams (DDG 95) was relieved of command Dec. 4 due to loss of confidence in the comanding officer's ability to command.

Capt. Robert C. Barwis, commander, Destroyer Squadron 26, relieved the commanding officer of guided-missile destroyer James E. Williams.
More at http://www.navy.mil/search/display.asp?story_id=50014

Comment: This time, there some indication as to the reason for this.
 
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>>This vessel sounds more like the Love Boat than a fighting ship<<

And that was the problem. Fraternization doesn't go over very well with the military, especially when it becomes an endemic problem on board a particular command.
 
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From The Navy Newsstand (Hired!
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New Bonhomme Richard ARG Commander Assumes Duty
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USS BONHOMME RICHARD, At Sea (NNS) -- Amphibious Squadron (PHIBRON) 7 conducted a change of command during a ceremony aboard USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) Dec. 28.

Capt. Timothy Wilson relieved Capt. Rodney Clark as commander PHIBRON 7.
More at http://www.navy.mil/search/display.asp?story_id=50360
 
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From The Navy Times (FIRED!
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Air wing CMC fired for fraternization
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The command master chief of Carrier Air Wing 17 was fired Monday for fraternizing with a first-class petty officer, Navy officials said.

CMDCM (AW/SS) Donald Engstrom was relieved by the air wing’s commander, Capt. Andrew Whitson, on Monday after receiving a non-judicial punishment.
More at http://www.navytimes.com/news/2010/01/navy_fired_CMC_010810w/

Comment: Somebody should have taken that cold shower!
 
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From The Navy Newsstand (Hired!
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USS Louisville Holds Change of Command
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PEARL HARBOR (NNS) -- A change of command ceremony was held for the Los Angeles-class submarine USS Louisville (SSN 724) at Naval Station Pearl Harbor Jan. 8.

Cmdr. Lee Sisco relieved Cmdr. John Sager as commanding officer of Louisville.
More at http://www.navy.mil/search/display.asp?story_id=50457