|CDR Etta Jones|
Commander Etta "CJ" Jones, USS PONCE's CO was fired for "demonstrated poor leadership, and failure to appropriately investigate, report, and hold accountable Sailors found involved in hazing incidents. Additionally, she failed to properly handle a loaded weapon during a security alert which endangered some of her crew."
USS PONCE XO, LCDR Kurt Boenisch, was fired for "his failure to provide support to the command and commanding officer."
VADM Harris said, "When leadership fails in setting a proper example or upholding proper standards on his or her ship, they fail to serve our Sailors, our Navy and, ultimately, our nation."