Friday, October 21, 2011
And Nosse makes twenty
Commander Joe Nosse, CO of USS KENTUCKY (SSBN 737 GOLD) was relieved for cause on 17 October 2011 by Captain Paul Skarpness, Commander Submarine Squadron SEVENTEEN. Captain Skarpness lost confidence in Commander Nosse's ability to command. Nosse is the 20th Commanding Officer fired in 2011.An official Navy spokesman said, "Commander Nosse exhibited inadequate leadership and oversight of the crew in the areas of operations and administration."