Command Master Chief David Stitt was relieved by Capt. William Hart, the TR’s commanding officer, as the result of false statements Stitt made to an investigating officer and Hart during the course of an investigation, AIRLANT said in a statement. Hart decided that Stitt could no longer serve as Command Master Chief. ((In standard Navy practice, his biography has been removed from the USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT (CVN-71) website,))
2. CO USS OHIO (BLUE) reportedly fired for "inappropriate behavior" ** (full report not yet available). Fifteenth Commanding Officer to be fired in 2010. On Friday, Navy Captain Ronald Murray Gero was fired from command of the guided missile submarine Ohio, after an investigation into “improper personal behavior,” Navy Submarine Group 9 said. ((In standard Navy practice, his biography has been removed from the USS OHIO website,))
3. Executive officer of destroyer Mahan relieved
The executive officer of USS Mahan was relieved late Friday afternoon for striking a subordinate officer while the ship was underway. Commander Charles Mansfield, was due to take command of the Mahan following his tour as executive officer.
Mansfield was relieved by the commander of Destroyer Squadron 22, Captain Jeffrey Wolstenholme, during a captain’s mast administrative hearing in Norfolk on charges of conduct unbecoming an officer and gentleman, and assault. Urban said Mansfield was also awarded a punitive letter of reprimand, a certain career-ender. ((In standard Navy practice, his biography has been removed from the USS Mahan website,))