CNN reports, here, that The Navy has relieved yet another CO due to loss of confidence in his ability to lead. The report says that, ” the Navy alleged the officer ‘was found to have acted in an unprofessional manner while on liberty in the presence of subordinate Navy personnel, and also, while in uniform while acting in an official capacity.'”

CNN also gives some background on the rash of CO RFCs, “During all of last year, 17 Navy commanding officers were relieved of duty for various reasons. The highest number was in 2003 when 26 commanding officers were relieved of duty.” And CNN reports that the CNO recently sent a PFOR message to all COs “reminding them of their responsibilities. . . . [It also] heavily emphasized professional ethics and personal accountability. . . . ‘Included as part of your responsibilities is the charge that you will be held accountable to the highest standards of conduct . . . .'”

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