Sunday, August 12, 2012
CO of USS PITTSBURGH washes out
Commander Mike Ward, commanding officer of the fast attack submarine USS PITTSBURG (SSN 720) was fired on 10 August 2012 for “allegations of personal misconduct.”
Captain Vernon Parks, commander of Submarine Development Squadron TWELVE said that Commander Mike Ward understood the CNO's Charge of Command and failed to uphold them.
Commander Ward had been in command for only a week. The former CO of USS PITTSBURGH, Commander Mike Savageaux, reassumed command temporarily - a rare circumstance indeed.