VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) -- The commanding officer of one of the Navy's largest fighter squadrons has been relieved of his duties a month before he was scheduled to turn over command.
The Navy says Cmdr. Edward C. White was relieved of his duties Monday because of a loss of confidence in White's ability to command. Cmdr. Brent Blackmer replaced White.
The Virginian-Pilot reports (http://bit.ly/18hwhnj) the decision came after the preliminary results of an ongoing investigation into an alleged inappropriate relationship between White and a female Navy civilian employee.
White has commanded Strike Fighter Squadron 106 at Oceana Naval Air Station since June 2012. The squadron trains Navy and Marine F/A-18 pilots and weapons systems operators. It is composed of about 1,200 Navy and Marine Corps personnel.
Information from: The Virginian-Pilot, http://pilotonline.com
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