Sunday, September 22, 2013
Commander CVW 17 FIRED
The commander of Carrier Air Wing 17 (CVW 17) has been fired in light of accusations he was having an “inappropriate relationship” with a female junior officer within his chain of command, the Navy reported Saturday.
Captain Jeffrey “Chilly” Winter has led CVW 17 since June. As of Friday, he has been temporarily reassigned to Naval Air Forces, pending the outcome of the investigation, the Navy reported. Captain. Matthew Leahey, deputy commander of CVW 17, has temporarily been assigned to lead the air wing, which is based at Naval Air Station Lemoore, California.
Rear Admiral David Steindl, head of Carrier Strike Group 1 made the decision to fire the captain.