Monday, September 3, 2012

Sixteenth Navy Commanding Officer fired

The commanding officer and command master chief of Helicopter Mine Countermeasures Squadron FIFTEEN were fired on 1 September after two accidents in the Middle East, including one that killed two squadron Sailors.

Commander Sara Santoski was fired for a “loss of confidence” in her ability to command.

She was fired by Captain Paul Esposito, commander of Helicopter Sea Combat Wing Atlantic. She has been reassigned to AIRLANT’s staff.

HM-15's Command Master Chief, Bobby Anderson, also was fired because of “unsatisfactory performance.” He was the 11th senior enlisted leader fired this year.

1 comment:

NAVY NEWS said...

Initial findings from the assessment show that Cmdr. Santoski failed to strictly enforce appropriate operational, maintenance and safety standards and that she failed to ensure a proper command climate.