|Skipper of USS MEMPHIS, Charles Maher at the scope|
CO of USS MEMPHIS SSN-691 firedCommander, Submarine Development Squadron TWELVE (Captain William Merz) has fired the commanding officer of the attack submarine USS Memphis as 10 members of his crew are under investigation in an alleged cheating ring involving shipboard training exams. Commander Charles H. Maher was relieved Thursday, 18 November 2010, for “loss of confidence in his ability to command.”
Commander Maher assumed command of USS MEMPHIS on 8 January 2010.
Captain Carl Lahti, previously deputy commander of the SUBDEVRON 12, has assumed command of USS MEMPHIS.