TWO MORE NAVY COMMANDERS FIRED
CMDR KARL PUGH RELIEVED IN WAKE OF
"ALCOHOL-RELATED" INCIDENT - NAVAL
ACADEMY GRAD ALLEGED TO HAVE BEEN
DRUNK DURING BAHRAIN PORT CALL
COMMANDER OF RECRUITING DISTRICT
NASHVILLE BOUNCED FOR "ACTING IN AN
UNPROFESSIONAL MANNER" - THE 14TH
AND 15TH CO'S TO WALK PLANK THIS YEAR
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Two more in two days. The 14th and 15th Navy commanding officers to "walk the plank" so far this year have been fired. Both, within 24 hours of the other. At this rate, the number of Navy CO's axed will break the all-time record of 26 "deep-sixed" during 2010.
CMDR Karl Pugh has been relieved of command of the Whidbey Island-based Electronic Attack Squadron 141.
The 1992 Naval Academy graduate is alleged to have been involved in an "alcohol-related incident" during a recent port visit in Bahrain.
Pugh has been based with Carrier Air Wing 8 aboard the U.S. Navy aircraft carrier George H.W. Bush.
FIRED BY "HORRIBLE HOLLY'S" BIG SISTER
On Wednesday July 20, CMDR Jason Strength saw his naval career come to a screeching halt.
The Navy is being close-mouthed on just why Strength, commander of Recruiting District Nashville, was fired, but sources say he was too familiar with some of his subordinates and, according to a Navy flak, "acted in an unprofessional manner."
He was relieved by Rear Adm. Robin Graf, "Horrible Holly" Graf's big sister, due to Graf's "losing confidence" in Strength's ability to command. The admiral had no comment on why her little sister is still a taxpayers' burden, on the payroll as a four-striper captain, more than 18 months after being relieved as commander of the USS Cowpens for "cruelty and maltreatment" of her crew.
Strength has been reassigned to other duties in Nashville.
The 43 year-old native of Lanett, Ala. was commissioned out of Georgia Tech in 1990 through the Navy's ROTC program. He served aboard the destroyer Knox and was also commander of the Naval and Marine Corps Reserve Center in Chattanooga, Tenn. prior to becoming boss at Nashville in June 2009.