The U.S. Navy has fired the commanding officer, executive officer and command master chief from the USS Fitzgerald.
The Navy has posthumously promoted the seven USS Fitzgerald sailors who perished in a June 17 collision with a merchant ship.
Commanding officers of the ship will be removed from their positions after a lack of confidence in their leadership, the Navy said.
The Navy says the commanding officer of a warship that lost seven sailors in a collision off the coast of Japan will be relieved of command, and nearly a dozen … Click to Continue »
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