Captain Timothy Rudderow, Commander, Explosive Ordnance Disposal Group TWO, relieved Commander Michael Runkle as Commanding Officer, Mobile Diving and Salvage Unit TWO.
Captain Rudderow cited his "loss of confidence in Commander Runkle's ability to command" as the reason for firing him.
From Navy News:
"EODGRU 2 learned of MDSU 2 command climate concerns in January 2013 after discussions with MDSU 2 members. As a result of those discussions, a command climate survey was ordered in January. The MDSU 2 command climate survey confirmed morale issues and a lack of leadership involvement. Based on those results, EODGRU 2 took administrative actions to correct the identified deficiencies.
As a result of a diving accident in February in which two Sailors drowned, EODGRU 2 convened a command investigation. That investigation brought to light continued command climate weaknesses. Additionally, the investigation revealed safety concerns that were not previously known. The safety issues identified in the EODGRU 2 command investigation were contributing factors in the decision to relieve Runkle."