IS NAVY OUT TO SET NEW RECORD FOR FIRINGS?
TWO SUB SKIPPERS RELIEVED OF COMMAND IN
FIRST WEEK OF NEW YEAR - CMDR MIKE CONNER
OF USS OKLAHOMA CITY WALKS PLANK, ALONG,
WITH CAPT DAVE ADAMS, C.O. OF USS GEORGIA
BOTH MEN CAME UP FROM ENLISTED RANKS

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The bloodletting has already begun. The Navy has fired two commanding officers the first week of the new year. And both are submarine skippers.

We are also sad to tell you that each man came up from the enlisted ranks. Our editor-in-chief is very proud of being one of the youngest NCO's in the Vietnam war, and becoming a "Mustang" officer when he was already 30 years old.

In the case of these two gentlemen - CMDR Mike Conner, USS Oklahoma City, and CAPT Dave Adams, commander of the Ohio-class ballistic missile sub, USS Georgia - the first relief resulted from Conner being dumped from his duties due to "loss of confidence in his ability to command." The second sacking stemmed from an unfortunate mishap.

"IT WAS A MILLION-DOLLAR MISTAKE," SAYS CHIEF

Adams, a Naval officer for three decades, saw his career come to an end when the Georgia was returning to home port at King's Bay. The submarine struck a channel buoy, sending the undersea war craft aground.

"It was a million-dollar mistake," one senior chief told us. "That's what it cost Uncle Sam to repair the damage."

Adams enlisted in the Navy in 1985 and earned a degree in mechanical engineering five years later from the University of Texas at Austin. He had been, during his three decades of service, assistant to the Chief of Naval Operations at the Pentagon.

A native of Riverton, Wyo., Conner began his career as an enlisted machinist's mate. He graduated from the University of Idaho, was commissioned an officer via OCS Pensacola, and served as XO aboard the fast attack submarine Miami.