Sunday, February 17, 2013

Fifth Navy CO fired

Captain John Fuller, Commodore of Destroyer Squadron TWENTY TWO (DESRON 22) fired Commander Corey Wofford, CO of USS KAUFFMAN on Friday, 15 February for loss of confidence in his ability to command.  As is usual in such cases, the Navy has removed the CO's photo and bio from the ship's webpage.

His removal marks the Navy's fifth CO firing in 2013.


Bernie Bellew said...

The U.S.S Kauffman. That is where my career with khaki anchors started, and abruptly ended less than one year later. I was there for her Commissioning, arrival in Newport, Rhode Island, and first shipyard period. My memories were not good.

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Commander Corey D. Wofford
Commanding Officer

Bio Image

CDR Corey Wofford is from Westland, Michigan and graduated from Michigan State University in 1994 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering. Prior to his commission, he served as an enlisted Marine reservist with the 4th Marine Air Wing at Selfridge ANGB in Harrison Township, Michigan.

CDR Wofford served initially in USS HARRY S. TRUMAN (CVN 75) as Reactor Mechanical Division Officer and Chemistry / Radiological Controls Assistant. He cross-decked to USS ELROD (FFG 55), serving as Assistant Operations Officer and completing Surface Warfare qualifications.

CDR Wofford went on to serve aboard USS STUMP (DD 978) as Operations Officer, USS HARRY S. TRUMAN (CVN 75) as Reactor Training Assistant, and USS CHANCELLORSVILLE (CG 62) as Executive Officer.

Ashore, CDR Wofford attended the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) in Monterey, California, earning a Master’s Degree in Computer Science. He also served as Deputy Force Nuclear Propulsion Officer for Commander, Naval Air Forces Pacific, and as a joint planner for Joint Enabling Capabilities Command where he deployed to Afghanistan to assist the U.S. embassy with various rule of law initiatives.

CDR Wofford’s awards include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Joint Service Commendation Medal, Navy Commendation Medal (three awards), Navy Achievement Medal, and various other unit and campaign awards.