Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Destroyer squadron boss fired on deployment

San Diego Tribune reports:

A senior officer deployed with the Carl Vinson Carrier Strike Group operating in the Arabian Sea was fired Saturday while an investigation looks into allegations of an “inappropriate relationship,” the Navy announced Monday.

Capt. Donald Hornbeck, commodore of San Diego-based Destroyer Squadron 1, was relieved by the Vinson strike group commander, Rear Adm. Samuel Perez, Navy officials said.

“There is an investigation into an allegation of an inappropriate relationship,” Lt. Beth Teach, a 3rd Fleet spokeswoman, said Monday. The Navy provided no other details.