Hirings and Firings


Dec 2, 2000
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From The Navy Times
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FIRED!!!!):

Prowler training squadron CO fired after DUI
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SAN DIEGO – The commander of the Navy and Marine Corps’ EA-6B Prowler and EA-18G Growler training squadron was fired Monday after he was stopped by authorities in Washington state early Sunday on suspicion of driving drunk, the Navy said Tuesday.
More at http://www.navytimes.com/news/2011/04/navy-co-fired-prowler-squadron-dui-041211w/

Comment: This is just a grade "A" stupid way to send one's career down the toilet!
 
Dec 2, 2000
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From The Navy Times
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Naval Station Rota CO fired amid NCIS probe
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The commander of Naval Station Rota was fired Monday amid an ongoing criminal investigation on his base, a Navy spokesman said Tuesday.

Capt. William Mosk, a P-3 Orion pilot who was also serving as the commander of Naval Activities Spain, is not under investigation by the Naval Criminal Investigative Service, but was relieved due to a “loss of confidence in Capt. Mosk’s ability to command and effectively handle issues surrounding an ongoing investigation,” according to an official statement.
More at http://www.navytimes.com/news/2011/04/navy-co-fired-rota-spain-041911w/
 
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Dec 2, 2000
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From The Navy Newsstand: (HIRED!!!
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Lincoln Strike Group Changes Command
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EVERETT, Wash. (NNS) -- Commander, Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 9 held a change of command ceremony aboard USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72), May 13.

Rear Adm. Troy M. Shoemaker relieved Rear Adm. Mark D. Guadagnini as Carrier Strike Group 9 commander.
More at http://www.navy.mil/search/display.asp?story_id=60365
 
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From The Navy Newsstand (HIRED!!!
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Nebraska Blue Crew Welcomes New CO
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BANGOR, Wash. (NNS) -- USS Nebraska (SSBN 739) (Blue) held a change of command ceremony at Deterrent Park aboard Naval Base Kitsap-Bangor, Wash., May 13.

Cmdr. Jason Wartell relieved Cmdr. Gerhard Somlai as USS Nebraska (Blue) commanding officer.
More at http://www.navy.mil/search/display.asp?story_id=60412
 
Dec 2, 2000
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From the Navy Times
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Norfolk Naval Shipyard CO fired
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The commanding officer of Norfolk Naval Shipyard has been temporarily removed from command while a formal investigation into the command environment at the yard is completed, Navy officials said.
More at http://www.navytimes.com/news/2011/05/navy-norfolk-shipyard-commander-fired-052311w/

Comment: Since these "temporary" firings have a funny habit of becoming permanant, I think this guy can kiss his promotion to admiral goodbye!
 
Dec 2, 2000
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From The Navy Times (Ongoing consequences!):

Website seeks statements of support for Honors
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It’s now gone to a full-blown fight to remain on active duty for the former commanding officer of the carrier Enterprise, who was fired Jan. 4 over his involvement with the production of raunchy shipboard video skits while the flattop’s No. 2 officer several years earlier.
More at http://www.navytimes.com/news/2011/05/navy-honors-board-inquiry-xo-movie-night-website-052411w/
 
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From The Navy Times (Resigned!!!):

Blue Angels CO resigns after leading low flyover
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The commanding officer of the elite Blue Angels flight demonstration team stepped down Friday after a mere seven months in command following a “lower-than-normal maneuver” during a recent show that forced the cancellation of three of the team’s acrobatic performances, according to a Navy announcement.
More at http://www.navytimes.com/news/2011/05/navy-blue-angels-co-steps-down-052711w/

Comment: Yeah, this officer is leaving under a cloud, but he's taking responsibility for his team's mistakes as a CO should. I'd serve with an officer like this any day!
 
Dec 2, 2000
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Dec 2, 2000
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