|From the Navy Times|
Monday, October 17, 2011
19th Navy Commanding Officer FIRED
"Loss of confidence in his ability to lead" was cited as the reason for the firing.
CTF 53 is responsible for providing air and sea logistics support to the U.S. Navy in the Middle East. It also has tactical control of all combat logistics force ships, strategic sealift, special mission ships and logistics aircraft operating in theater, as well as the supporting shore-based infrastructure.
Commodore Geisler also served as Commander, Logistics Forces, U.S. Naval Forces Central. In this role, he was responsible for coordinating the air and sea delivery of personnel, mail, cargo, fuel, ammunition and provisions to a fleet of 40-plus U.S. and coalition ships operating in the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility. Captain Jesus Cantu has relieved Captain Geisler on a temporary basis until a permanent replacement is named. CTF 53's motto is "We're All Over It".