Hirings and Firings

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From The Navy Times
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Permanantly gone!):

‘Improper relationship’ led to Ike XO firing
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NORFOLK, Va. – The No. 2 officer on the carrier Dwight D. Eisenhower was officially fired Monday afternoon following an investigation into allegations of an “improper relationship,”￾ Naval Air Force Atlantic announced.
More at http://www.navytimes.com/news/2011/06/navy_ike_xo_firing_060611w/

Comment: Improper relationship can mean a lot of things but usually, it means that somebody was sleeping around with somebody he ought not to have been bedding down with.
 
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Attack sub CO fired for mishandling material
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The commanding officer of a Seawolf-class attack submarine was fired Monday following an investigation into mishandling classified material and for lying to and obstructing the inquiry, according to a Submarine Force Pacific spokeswoman. He is the 12th CO fired this year.
More at http://www.navytimes.com/news/2011/06/navy-submarine-connecticut-co-varney-fired-060711w/

Comment: What a dumb way to roundfile one's career. This guy was on the track to admiral's stars. Now he'll be lucky if he gets to retire with captain's stripes.
 
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From The Navy Newsstand (HIRED!!!!
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New CO for Oceanography Operations
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STENNIS SPACE CENTER, Miss. (NNS) -- A change of command ceremony took place at the Naval Oceanography Operations Command (NOOC), Stennis Space Center, Miss., June 10.

Capt. Van Gurley assumed command, relieving Capt. David J. Walsh who has commanded since November 2009.
More at http://www.navy.mil/search/display.asp?story_id=61003
 
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Dec 2, 2000
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Dec 2, 2000
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From The Navy Newsstand (HIRED!!!!
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Maritime Prepositioning Ship Squadron One Welcomes New Commander
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USNS 2ND LT JOHN P. BOBO, At Sea (NNS) -- Military Sealift Command Maritime Prepositioning Ship (MPS) Squadron One changed leadership in a ceremony aboard squadron flagship USNS 2ND LT John P. Bobo, June 16.

Capt. Ricks W. Polk relieved Capt. Michael F. Ott in a ceremony while Bobo was underway in the Baltic Sea, near the coast of Estonia.
More at http://www.navy.mil/search/display.asp?story_id=61090
 
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14th Navy Reserve Force Master Chief Appointed
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WASHINGTON (NNS) -- The 14th Force Master Chief (FORCM) of the Navy Reserve was appointed during a ceremony at the Navy Memorial in Washington, D.C. June 16.

FORCM(AW) Chris T. Wheeler said it is an honor and a privilege to be given the chance to lead Sailors and advise on important Navy matters.
More at http://www.navy.mil/search/display.asp?story_id=61105
 
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From The Navy Times (EXHONORATED!!!!
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Mine ship CO’s firing overturned on appeal
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SAN DIEGO – An officer fired from command of a mine countermeasures ship two years ago after a bruising inspection has won an appeal, a Navy spokeswoman confirmed, in what might be the first case in decades of a firing being overturned.
More at http://www.navytimes.com/news/2011/06/navy-unfired-tucker-detached-persistent-062011w/

Comment: The Navy's case against this officer must have been really bad! These sort of judgements are not overturned lightly!
 
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From The Navy Times (HIRED!!!!
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Senate formally approves Panetta nomination
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WASHINGTON – The Senate on Tuesday unanimously approved the nomination of Leon Panetta to be the next Pentagon chief, handing him a crowded agenda of overseeing the drawdown of U.S. troops in Iraq and Afghanistan, tamping down congressional unrest over the Libyan conflict and cutting the budget.
More at http://www.navytimes.com/news/2011/06/ap-military-senate-approves-leon-panetta-nomination-062111/
 
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Submarine Squadron Three Change of Command
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PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii (NNS) -- Commander, Submarine Squadron (CSS) 3 held a change of command ceremony at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam submarine piers, June 21.

Capt. James Childs relieved Capt. Daryl Caudle as Commander, Submarine Squadron (CSS) 3.
More at http://www.navy.mil/search/display.asp?story_id=61164
 
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VAQ-139 Holds Change of Command
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USS RONALD REAGAN, At Sea (NNS) -- Tactical Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 139 held a change of command ceremony aboard USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76), June 23.

Cmdr. Russell W. Jones relieved Cmdr. Christopher A. Middleton as commanding officer of the "Cougars" during a ceremony on the ship's forecastle.
More at http://www.navy.mil/search/display.asp?story_id=61215
 
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From The Navy Times (Follow up)

Sub CO flouted security rules, lost command
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Cmdr. Michael Varney had a spotless career. The 45-year-old submariner led rebuilding efforts in a dangerous province of Afghanistan, earned a Bronze Star and was the commander of the attack submarine Connecticut, successfully leading the Seawolf-class sub on multiple deployments.

That was until he sat down on the morning of Jan. 31 for a routine security interview.
More at http://www.navytimes.com/news/2011/06/navy-sub-co-flouted-security-rules-062611w/
 
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USS Kearsarge Changes Command
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NORFOLK (NNS) -- Amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) held their change of command ceremony in Norfolk June 30..

The ceremony was held aboard Kearsarge with Commander, Expeditionary Strike Group TWO, Rear Adm. Kevin D. Scott as the guest speaker as Capt. Dorian F. Jones relieved Capt. Baxter A. Goodly.
More at http://www.navy.mil/search/display.asp?story_id=61359
 
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Capt. Iverson Assumes Command of Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton
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MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. (NNS) -- Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton celebrated a Change of Command Ceremony July 1.

Navy Capt. Kenneth J. Iverson relieved Navy Capt. Paul D. Pearigen as Commanding Officer of Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton during the ceremony with Rear Adm. C. Forrest Faison III, Commander, Navy Medicine West and Naval Medical Center San Diego serving as the guest speaker for the ceremony.
More at http://www.navy.mil/search/display.asp?story_id=61398