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CO of USS The Sullivans relieved

HeyJoe

Fly Navy! ...or USMC
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#1
The CO of USS The Sullivans (DDG 68), Cmdr. Neil Funtanilla, has been relieved of command due to loss of confidence as a result of Admiral's Mast held by Commander Combined Task Force (CTF) 50. The offending incident was a collision with a buoy that occured during inbound transit to Bahrain.
 

Tomodachi

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#8
It is hard for me to take the XO's BIO seriously when there's so many grammatical errors. "Yokuska" ")DDG 97)" "O[FONT=verdana, arial, helvetica, sans-serif][FONT=verdana, arial, helvetica, sans-serif]peration Iraqui Freedom[/FONT][/FONT]". You would think someone would at least read the bio that is open for all to see.
 

SH-60OB

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#9
Seriously- If i were a betting man I'd say they might be more to the story. It's sad to see anyone go down in self created flames.
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As I actually know Neil and consider him a friend, I would lay odds that there isn't. It is a shame to lose a good Captain over a class B mishap.
 

Brett327

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#11
It is hard for me to take the XO's BIO seriously when there's so many grammatical errors. "Yokuska" ")DDG 97)" "O[FONT=verdana, arial, helvetica, sans-serif][FONT=verdana, arial, helvetica, sans-serif]peration Iraqui Freedom[/FONT][/FONT]". You would think someone would at least read the bio that is open for all to see.
You have to consider that the guy running the website is probably an IT3.

Brett
 

phrogdriver

More humble than you would understand
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#14
If there's really nothing else there, does it really make sense to can a guy over what (to a non-SWO) seems like a minor incident? I'm sure there are commanders making much greater mistakes while commanding ships that don't get relieved.

I know seamanship is sacrosanct to SWOs, but come on. An aviator can have a mishap, but as long as he wasn't negligent, he can still go on to be a productive member of society.
 
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