This is NOT good…
The Navy removed the commanding officer of the Japan-based destroyer Howard on Tuesday – less than six months after relieving the previous skipper of the ship.
In a brief statement, the Navy said it ousted Cmdr. Cameron Dennis, who became the commanding officer of the warship in September, due to a “loss of confidence in his ability to perform his duties.”
Full article, HERE from Navy Times.
There has been a rash of CO firings in the last few months, and it’s enough to make one wonder what is going on…
Is this due to new guidance from the SecDef, SecNav, CJCS, or the new CNO?
Or are the current crop of COs that bad?
I don’t have a good answer, but our sailors deserve better than getting yanked hither and yon with all these changes. It takes time to get up to speed when a new CO takes over, regardless of the platform, and that impacts readiness, and operational capability.
Which is the LAST thing the Navy needs right now, especially in anything that is forward deployed!