Friday, February 5, 2016

Nuke Sub Commander Fired

The US Navy has fired one of its submarine commanders, citing loss of confidence in his ability to lead as the reason.

Commander Edward Byers who was in charge of the nuclear-powered attack submarine USS Dallas since November 2014, was dismissed by the commander of Submarine Squadron 12 and reassigned to the staff of the Undersea Warfare Development Center in Groton, Connecticut, the Navy said Thursday.

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I was once on that career path in that very squadron. It's a very demanding job, and lots can go wrong. I did not know Byers.

I would suspect continued failure of operational readiness inspections as the cause for his dismissal. It happens.

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