Navy Commander Fired

August 12, 2008 8:02:03 PM PDT
The Navy says it has relieved the commander of an air reconnaissance squadron that provides the president and the defense secretary the airborne ability to command and control the nation's nuclear submarines, bombers and missile silos. The Navy said Tuesday that Cmdr. Shawn Bentley was relieved of duty Monday for loss of confidence in his ability to command, only three months after assuming the position.

A Navy spokesman says an Inspector General investigation has been completed and the results of that investigation were under review to determine what, if any, further action should be taken.

No other details about what led to the decision to relieve Bentley were released.


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