Cmdr. Joseph Lautenslager of the united statesCharlotte was relieved on April 27because of “a lack of confidence in his potential to function commanding officer.”
An investigation adopted the dying of a member of the Charlotte’s crew because of “an apparently self-inflicted gunshot wound” whereas guarding the vessel at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard, Honolulu Civil Beat reported.
Capt. Michael Majewski led the investigation and found “local weather issues” with the management and command aboard the Charlotte, resulting in Lautenslager’s dismissal.
Lautenslager took command of the submarine in March 2019.
That is the second officer relieved of command at Pearl Harbor in only one month: Cmdr. Kathryn Dawley was relieved of her duties aboard the destroyer USS Hopper, Stars and Stripes reported. The small print of Dawley’s removing haven’t been made clear, however officers cited low morale as a big issue.
Cmdr. Christopher Hedrick assumed command of the submarine till a everlasting alternative may be decided.
The Pacific Fleet submarine power says commanding officers are held to a really excessive commonplace and the Navy holds them accountable after they fall in need of these requirements.
The Related Press contributed to this report.