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Wednesday, February 8, 2023

2 Navy commanders fired in one day | Task and Purpose

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Both dismissals were brought about by a “loss of trust” in Jenkins’ and Nordeen’s abilities to lead. The Navy did not offer any other details regarding the cause. 

Cmdr. Alexa Jenkins, commander of the Arleigh Burke-class destroyer USS Carney, based out of Naval Station Mayport, Florida, was relieved on Thursday, according to a statement from the Navy. The Carney’s new commanding officer will be Capt. Aaron Anderson for a while. The Navy also revealed that Rear on the same day. Capt. Michael D. Nordeen, captain of the San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock USS Mesa Verd, was replaced by Adm. Tom Williams, commander of Expeditionary Strike Group Two (ESG-2). In the interim, Capt. Gregory Baker, Chief of Staff of ESG-2, will serve as the commanding officer.  

Source: https://taskandpurpose.com/news/navy-relieves-commanders-carney-mesa-verde/ 

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