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The Navy fired the top two officers assigned to the destroyer USS John S. McCain after the deadly collision two months ago, the U.S. Pacific Fleet announced late Tuesday.
Commanding officer Cmdr. Alfredo Sanchez and executive officer Cmdr. Jessie Sanchez were relieved due to a loss of confidence by Vice Adm. Phil Sawyer. The destroyer collided with the merchant vessel Alnic MC on Aug. 21, killing 10 sailors.
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"While the investigation is ongoing, it is evident the collision was preventable, the commanding officer exercised poor judgement, and the executive officer exercised poor leadership of the ship's training program," Pacific Fleet said in...
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