Quote from a very respected Shipmate of mine, "I worked for this guy on the Lincoln. A bit abrasive, but he seemed like an okay fellow."
Thursday, January 9, 2014
An unpleasant FIRST for 2014
Commander Joseph Martinez, CO of Fleet Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) ONE FOUR ZERO (140) embarked in USS DWIGHT D EISENHOWER was relieved for cause on 8 January 2014, making him the first Navy CO fired in 2014.
Commander Martinez was fired by Captain Terry Morris, commander of Carrier Air Wing 7 (CVW-7), because of a “loss of confidence in his ability to command” according to the release, issued by Cmdr. Mike Kafka, spokesman for Naval Air Forces Atlantic.
The JAG Manual investigation found poor leadership and a negative command climate among the squadron’s officers. It also found Martinez had willfully ignored Navy instructions, knowingly submitted inaccurate officer fitness reports, made inappropriate racial comments, exercised undue influence on subordinates, and made false or misleading statements.
NAVNEWS story is HERE.