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Zorro

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Fri Sep 6, 2019, 09:52 PM Sep 2019

Navy SEAL leaders fired after allegations of sexual assault and drinking among team

Source: CNN

The three senior leaders of a US Navy SEAL Team have been fired from their positions by the admiral overseeing the Navy's elite special operations forces "due to a loss of confidence that resulted from leadership failures," after members of their team were accused of serious discipline breaches, including an alleged sexual assault and drinking while deployed to Iraq.

"Commander, Navy Special Warfare Command Read Adm. Collin Green relieved the three senior leaders of SEAL Team Seven from their positions Sept. 6.," US Navy Capt. Tamara Lawrence, a spokesperson for Naval Special Warfare Command, told CNN in a statement explaining the rare move.

"Green relieved the unit's commanding officer, Cdr. Edward Mason; executive officer, Lt. Cdr. Luke Im; and the team's top enlisted leader, Command Master Chief Hugh Spangler due to a loss of confidence that resulted from leadership failures that caused a breakdown of good order and discipline within two subordinate units while deployed to combat zones," Lawrence added.

While the team's leadership has been removed from their positions, they remain in the Navy and no additional punishments or disciplinary action has taken place at this time.

Read more: https://www.cnn.com/2019/09/06/politics/us-navy-seal-leaders-fired/index.html

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Navy SEAL leaders fired after allegations of sexual assault and drinking among team (Original Post) Zorro Sep 2019 OP
Trump will probably give a medal Sewa Sep 2019 #1
NAVY VETERAN NAVAIR000 Sep 2019 #2
 

NAVAIR000

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2. NAVY VETERAN
Sat Sep 7, 2019, 04:01 PM
Sep 2019

Drinking, swearing is what the navy has been about for over 200 years. It is also about leadership to ensure the members do NOT do stupid things 24/7. Those who are in charge call the shots. Those who were transferred did not call the shots. I remember doing the job and being recognized for doing an outstanding job with military awards. The guys who were drinking on duty do not have my respect and they should have been punished for dereliction of duty.

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