Tuesday, July 19, 2011
Add Number 14 to the Books - Another Navy Commanding Officer fired
VAQ-141's (Shadowhawks) Commanding Officer, Commander Karl Pugh was fired for an 'alcohol related incident' in Manama, Bahrain. Captain Jeff Davis, Commander Carrier Air Wing 8, fired Pugh after NJP on 19 July 2011. The incident occurred on 12 July.
Commander Pugh is the 14th Commanding Officer fired this year. Carrier Air Wing 8 is embarked in the nuclear powered aircraft carrier USS GEORGE H W BUSH (CVN-77). Pugh will return to Naval Air Station Whidbey Island for reassignment.
Commander Pugh's Executive Officer, Commander Michael Miller has assumed command of VAQ-141. He was not involved in the 'alcohol related incident'. No word on who was Commander Pugh's wingman on 12 July 2011.