HERE WE GO AGAIN! - ANOTHER MARINE AVIATION
COMMANDER FIRED - LT COL WADE WORKMAN OF
USMC FIGHTER ATTACK SQUADRON 232 (MIRAMAR)
GETS BOOT AFTER HIS BOSS CITES "LACK OF TRUST
AND CONFIDENCE" IN NAVAL ACADEMY GRADUATE
WORKMAN FOURTH MARINE IN HIS CAREER FIELD
TO BE RELIEVED DURING THE PAST YEAR

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LT COL WADE WORKMANGet out the score cards, gang. Here we go again. Another Marine Aviation commanding officer has been fired.

Lt. Col. Wade Workman of Fighter Attack Squadron 232 at Miramar, was relieved because of a "loss of trust and confidence in (Workman's) ability to serve as a squadron commander," according to Maj. Gen. Mark Wise, commanding officer of the 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing.

A source told MilitaryCorruption.com the 1997 Naval Academy graduate had fostered a command climate that "negatively impacted" trust in the unit.

FEW DETAILS ON WHY WORKMAN FIRED

Two F/A-18s from the unit have crashed in the past few months. However, a Marine spokesperson went out of his way to say that did not figure into Workman's dismissal. We
are told lack of spare parts have severely impacted Marine Corps Aviation's ability to keep
aircraft in combat-ready and flyable condition. Miramar is no exception.

The Columbus, Ohio native is the fourth Marine flyer and air commander fired in the past year. Other light colonels who saw their military career suddenly end were Edward Pavelka, Armando Gonzalez, and (see Related Stories below) Lt. Col. Michael Hernandez.

Workman served multiple deployments in both Iraq and Afghanistan and is credited with 2900 flight hours without mishap. He had been commander of the 232nd for just under a year.

 

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