Military Officers Relieved of Duty under Obama

Partial list, other counts may vary

Lt. Gen John Hesterman; Air Force General Resigns Over Extramarital Relationship: Lt. Gen. John Hesterman, The assistant vice chief of staff of the Air Force

 Rear Adm. Brian Losey:  Navy SEAL Admiral's Rare, Public Punishment

Capt. Kyle Moses: Navy commodore to be relieved of command over Iran's capture of his sailors

Commander Eric Rasch:  Navy Fires Commander Eric Rasch Over Iran's Detention of Sailors



Army Gen. Keith Alexander, commander of U.S. Cyber Command, director of the National Security Agency and chief of the Central Security Service

Gen. John Allen US commander

Cmdr. Derick Armstrong, Commander, guided missile destroyer USS The Sullivans.

Cmdr. Martin Arriola, commanding officer of the USS Porter

Maj. Gen. Ralph Baker, Army

Capt. John Banigan: Navy Relieves Commander of San Diego-Based Ship From Post ; Goat Removed from USS Lake Erie Along with CO

Vice Adm. Ted Branch, director of naval intelligence

LTC Paula Broadwell 10-Marine General James Mattis 11-Gen. David McKiernan

Lt. Col. Jimmy "Keith" Brown, missile squadron commander

Curtis B. Calloway;  Navy Cmdr. (2014)

Capt. Antonio Cardoso, commanding officer of Training Support Center San Diego

Maj. Gen. Michael Carey

Marine Col. James Christmas – July 18, 2013. Commanded 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit. Also, commanded the new Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response Unit.

Capt. James CoBell, commanding officer of Oceana Naval Air Station's Fleet Readiness Center  

Cmdr. Joseph E. Darlak skipper of the USS Vandegrift

Marine Gen. Joseph Dunford

Capt. James Fanell; director of intelligence and information operations at U.S. Pacific Fleet,  Senior Navy Intelligence Officer Canned by Pentagon for China Comments Expressed belief that China was engaging in 'blatant land grab' in East China Sea

Lt. Craig Franklin: Air Force general to retire after criticism for handling of sexual-assault case

Cmdr. Franklin Fernandez, commanding officer of Naval Mobile Construction Battalion

Lt. Gen. Michael T. Flynn ,DIA director, and His deputy, David Shedd, ;  Head of Pentagon intelligence agency forced out, officials say

Army Major Gen. Peter Fuller – May 2011. A top U.S. commander in Afghanistan.

The deputy commander of U.S. nuclear forces, Vice Adm. Tim Giardina

Cmdr. Ed Handley (2014)

Cmdr. Ray Hartman, commanding officer of the amphibious dock-landing ship Fort McHenry

Cmdr. Jon Haydel, commanding officer of the amphibious transport dock USS San Diego

Cmdr. Diego Hernandez, commanding offer of the ballistic-missile submarine USS Wyoming, relieved Feb. 4 after he was convicted in an admiral’s mast of dereliction of duty for mishandling classified materials.

-Cmdr. Lee Hoey, commanding officer of the Navy Drug Screening Laboratory, San Diego

Lt. Gen. David Holmes Huntoon Jr, Army

NSA Deputy Chief John "Chris" Inglis

Rear Adm. Charles M. Gaouette 8-Navy Cmdr. Joseph Darlak

Navy Vice Adm. Tim Giardina  3-star Navy admiral fired as deputy chief of nuclear command, demoted to 2-star rank

Maj. Gen. Charles M. Gurganus

 Col. Carl Jones, the No. 2 commander of the 90th Missile Wing

Maj. Gen. Michael Keltz; : Air Force general lost job over ethnic slur

Cmdr. Dennis Klein, commander of the submarine USS Columbia

Rear Adm. Bruce Loveless

Capt. Marcia "Kim" Lyons, commander of Naval Health Clinic New England

Col. Daren Margolin has been relieved as head of Security Battalion at Marine Corps Base Quantico

Capt. Robert Marin, commander of the USS Cowpens

Marine Gen. James Mattis – May 2013. Chief of CentCom.

Gen. Stanley McChrystal 13-Marine Gen. James "Hoss" Cartwright

Capt. Sean McDonell, commander of Seabee reserve unit Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 14 in Jacksonville, Fla.

Navy Cmdr. Michael Vannak Khem Misiewicz

Cmdr. Corrine Parker

General David Petraeus

Army Brigadier General Bryan Roberts – May 2013. Commander, Ft. Jackson, SC.

Capt. Lisa Raimondo, commander of Naval Health Clinic Patuxent River, Md.,

Capt. Jeffrey Riedel, program manager of the Littoral Combat Ship program, "temporarily reassigned"  

Col. Eric Schaefer: ,Marine Corps Base Hawaii leader removed from command

Capt. Anthony L. Simmons (2014)

Brigadier Gen. Jeffery A Sinclair

Cmdr. Sara Santoski, commanding officer of the Helicopter Mine Countermeasures Squadron

Maj. Gen. Gregg A. Sturdevant

Cmdr. Sheryl Tannahill, Commander, Navy Operational Support Center Nashville.

Col. Eric Tilley commander of U.S. Army Garrison Japan.

Gen. William "Kip" Ward.

Lt. Cmdr. Nathan Wemett: Minesweeper CO Fired for Preparedness Deficiencies

Capt. Michael Wiegand, Commander, Southwest Regional Maintenance Center.

Capt. Ted Williams, Commander, Mount Whitney.

Cmdr. Jeffrey Wissel, Commander, of Fleet Air Reconnaissance Squadron 1.

53- through 66: Unnamed ICBM officers (17 in all)  AP Exclusive: Air Force sidelines 17 ICBM officers

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Year 2014

Capt. Gregory McWherter: Former Blue Angels commander relieved of duty amid misconduct probe

Year: 2013 ( so far).

1. Marine Col. Daren Margolin – Quantico – Oct. 18, 2013. Was in charge of Quantico’s Security Battalion.
2. Marine Major General C.M.M. Gurganus – Oct. 12, 2013. Commander Regional Command Southwest and I Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward) in Afghanistan.
3. AF Major Gen. Michael Carey – Oct. 8, 2013. 2-star commander of 20th Air Force. 3 wings of ICBMs. 450 nukes. Covered 3 AF bases across nation.
4. Navy Vice-Admiral Tim Guardina – Oct. 9, 2013. 3-star vice-commander all US nuclear forces (land/air/sea). Relieved of command. Demoted in rank to 2-stars.
5. Marine Major General Gregg A. Sturdevant – September 2013. Director of strategic planning and policy for U.S. Pacific Command and commander of the Aviation Wing At Camp Bastion, Afghanistan.
6. Marine Col. James Christmas – July 18, 2013. Commanded 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit. Also, commanded the new Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response Unit.
7. Army Brigadier General Bryan Roberts – May 2013. Commander, Ft. Jackson, SC.
8. Marine Gen. James Mattis – May 2013. Chief of CentCom.
9. Army Major General Ralph Baker – April 2013. Commander of Joint Task Force Horn of Africa at Camp Lemonnier in Djibouti, Africa

Naval Officers fired: (All in 2013)

Lieutenant Commander Lauren Allen-Executive Officer submarine Jacksonville (Feb 2013)

Reserve Captain Jay Bowman-U.S. Navy Commander Navy Operational Support Center [NOSC] Fort Dix, NJ (Mar 2013)

Captain William Cogar-U.S. Navy Commander hospital ship Mercy’s medical treatment facility (Sept 2013)

Commander Steve Fuller-Executive Officer frigate Kauffman (Mar 2013)

Captain Shawn Hendricks-Program Manager for naval enterprise IT networks (June 2013)

Captain David Hunter-U.S. Navy Commander of Maritime Expeditionary Security Squadron 12 & Coastal Riverine Group 2 (Feb 2013)

Captain Eric Johnson-U.S. Navy Chief of Military Entrance Processing Command at Great Lakes Naval Training Center, IL (2013)

Captain Devon Jones-U.S. Navy Commander Naval Air Facility El Centro, CA (July 2013)

Captain Kevin Knoop-U.S. Navy Commander hospital ship Comfort’s medical treatment facility (Aug 2013)

Lieutenant Commander Jack O’Neill-U.S. Navy Commander Operational Support Center Rock Island, IL (Mar 2013)

Commander Allen Maestas-Executive Officer Beachmaster Unit 1 (May 2013)

Commander Luis Molina-U.S. Navy Commander submarine Pasadena (Jan 2013)

Commander James Pickens-Executive Officer frigate Gary (Feb 2013)

Lieutenant Commander Mark Rice-U.S. Navy Commander Mine Countermeasures ship Guardian (Apr 2013)

Commander Michael Runkle-U.S. Navy Commander of Mobile Diving and Salvage Unit 2 (May 2013)

Commander Jason Stapleton-Executive Office Patrol Squadron 4 in Hawaii (Mar 2013) Commander Nathan Sukols-U.S. Navy Commander submarine Jacksonville (Feb 2013)

Lieutenant Daniel Tyler-Executive Officer Mine Countermeasures ship Guardian (Apr 2013)

Commander Edward White-U.S. Navy Commander Strike Fighter Squadron 106 (Aug 2013)

Captain Jeffrey Winter-U.S. Navy Commander of Carrier Air Wing 17 (Sept 2013)

Commander Thomas Winter-U.S. Navy Commander submarine Montpelier (Jan 2013)

Commander Corey Wofford- U.S. Navy Commander frigate Kauffman (Feb 2013)

Year: 2012 (Overall total – 4 +24 = 28 Final total).

1. Marine General John R. Allen – Nov. 13, 2012. Commander, ISAF – International Security Assistance Force.
2. Army General David Petraeus – Nov. 9, 2012. Commander, International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) and Commander, U.S. Forces Afghanistan (USFOR-A). Director of CIA from September 2011 to November 2012.
3. Navy Rear Admiral Charles M. Gaouette – Oct. 27, 2102. Commander, USS John C. Stennis strike group. Relieved within a day or so of Benghazi.
4. Army General Carter F. Ham – Oct. 18, 2012. Commander, AFRICOM. Relieved during Benghazi from direct command of AFRICOM.

Naval Officers (all in 2012): Total – 24

Naval Officers fired: (All in 2012)

Commander Alan C. Aber-Executive Officer Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron 71 (July 2012)

Commander Derick Armstrong- U.S. Navy Commander missile destroyer USS The Sullivans (May 2012)

Commander Martin Arriola- U.S. Navy Commander destroyer USS Porter (Aug 2012)

Captain Antonio Cardoso- U.S. Navy Commander Training Support Center San Diego (Sep 2012)

Captain James CoBell- U.S. Navy Commander Oceana Naval Air Station’s Fleet Readiness Center Mid-Atlantic (Sep 2012)

Captain Joseph E. Darlak- U.S. Navy Commander frigate USS Vandegrift (Nov 2012)

Captain Daniel Dusek-U.S. Navy Commander USS Bonhomme Commander David Faught-Executive Officer destroyer Chung-Hoon (Sep 2012)

Commander Franklin Fernandez- U.S. Navy Commander Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 24 (Aug 2012)

Commander Ray Hartman- U.S. Navy Commander Amphibious dock-landing ship Fort McHenry (Nov 2012)

Commander Shelly Hakspiel-Executive Officer Navy Drug Screening Lab San Diego (May 2012)

Commander Jon Haydel- U.S. Navy Commander USS San Diego (Mar 2012)

Commander Diego Hernandez- U.S. Navy Commander ballistic-missile submarine USS Wyoming (Feb 2012)

Commander Lee Hoey- U.S. Navy Commander Drug Screening Laboratory, San Diego (May 2012)

Commander Ivan Jimenez-Executive Officer frigate Vandegrift (Nov 2012)

Commander Dennis Klein- U.S. Navy Commander submarine USS Columbia (May 2012)

Captain Chuck Litchfield- U.S. Navy Commander assault ship USS Essex (Jun 2012)

Captain Marcia Kim Lyons- U.S. Navy Commander Naval Health Clinic New England (Apr 2012)

Captain Robert Marin- U.S. Navy Commander cruiser USS Cowpens (Feb 2012)

Captain Sean McDonell- U.S. Navy Commander Seabee reserve unit Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 14 FL (Nov 2012)

Commander Corrine Parker- U.S. Navy Commander Fleet Logistics Support Squadron 1 (Apr 2012)

Captain Liza Raimondo- U.S. Navy Commander Naval Health Clinic Patuxent River, MD (Jun 2012)

Captain Jeffrey Riedel- Program manager, Littoral Combat Ship program (Jan 2012)

Commander Sara Santoski- U.S. Navy Commander Helicopter Mine Countermeasures Squadron 15 (Sep 2012)

Commander Kyle G. Strudthoff-Executive Officer Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 25 (Sep 2012)

Commander Sheryl Tannahill- U.S. Navy Commander Navy Operational Support Center [NOSC] Nashville, TN (Sep 2012)

Commander Michael Ward- U.S. Navy Commander submarine USS Pittsburgh (Aug 2012)

Captain Michael Wiegand- U.S. Navy Commander Southwest Regional Maintenance Center (Nov 2012)

Captain Ted Williams- U.S. Navy Commander amphibious command ship Mount Whitney (Nov 2012)

Commander Jeffrey Wissel- U.S. Navy Commander of Fleet Air Reconnaissance Squadron 1 (Feb 2012)

Year: 2011

Naval Officers fired: (All in 2011) Captain David Geisler-U.S. Navy Commander Task Force 53 in Bahrain (Oct 2011)

Commander Laredo Bell-U.S. Navy Commander Naval Support Activity Saratoga Springs, NY (Aug 2011)

Lieutenant Commander Kurt Boenisch-Executive Officer amphibious transport dock Ponce (Apr 2011)

Commander Nathan Borchers-U.S. Navy Commander destroyer Stout (Mar 2011)

Commander Robert Brown-U.S. Navy Commander Beachmaster Unit 2 Fort Story, VA (Aug 2011)

Commander Andrew Crowe-Executive Officer Navy Region Center Singapore (Apr 2011)

Captain Robert Gamberg-Executive Officer carrier Dwight D. Eisenhower (Jun 2011)

Captain Rex Guinn-U.S. Navy Commander Navy Legal Service office Japan (Feb 2011)

Commander Kevin Harms- U.S. Navy Commander Strike Fighter Squadron 137 aboard the aircraft carrier Abraham Lincoln (Mar 2011)

Lieutenant Commander Martin Holguin-U.S. Navy Commander mine countermeasures Fearless (Oct 2011)

Captain Owen Honors-U.S. Navy Commander aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (Jan 2011)

Captain Donald Hornbeck-U.S. Navy Commander Destroyer Squadron 1 San Diego (Apr 2011)

Rear Admiral Ron Horton-U.S. Navy Commander Logistics Group, Western Pacific (Mar 2011)

Commander Etta Jones-U.S. Navy Commander amphibious transport dock Ponce (Apr 2011)

Commander Ralph Jones-Executive Officer amphibious transport dock Green Bay (Jul 2011)

Commander Jonathan Jackson-U.S. Navy Commander Electronic Attack Squadron 134, deployed aboard carrier Carl Vinson (Dec 2011)

Captain Eric Merrill-U.S. Navy Commander submarine Emory S. Land (Jul 2011)

Captain William Mosk-U.S. Navy Commander Naval Station Rota, U.S. Navy Commander Naval Activities Spain (Apr 2011)

Commander Timothy Murphy-U.S. Navy Commander Electronic Attack Squadron 129 at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, WA (Apr 2011)

Commander Joseph Nosse-U.S. Navy Commander ballistic-missile submarine Kentucky (Oct 2011)

Commander Mark Olson-U.S. Navy Commander destroyer The Sullivans FL (Sep 2011)

Commander John Pethel-Executive Officer amphibious transport dock New York (Dec 2011)

Commander Karl Pugh-U.S. Navy Commander Electronic Attack Squadron 141 Whidbey Island, WA (Jul 2011)

Commander Jason Strength-U.S. Navy Commander of Navy Recruiting District Nashville, TN (Jul 2011)

Captain Greg Thomas-U.S. Navy Commander Norfolk Naval Shipyard (May 2011)

Commander Mike Varney-U.S. Navy Commander attack submarine Connecticut (Jun 2011)

Commander Jay Wylie-U.S. Navy Commander destroyer Momsen (Apr 2011)


Army Major Gen. Peter Fuller – May 2011. A top U.S. commander in Afghanistan.

Air Force Majors

157 Air Force majors. Military advocates decry ‘illegal’ early terminations of 157 Air Force majors

Year: 2010 Total – 1 ( total)

1. Army Gen. Stanley McChrystal – June 2010. Overall commander Afghanistan. Replaced by Gen. Petraeus.

1. Year: 2009 Total – 1 (total)
Army Gen. David D. McKiernan – 2009. First 4-star relieved since Truman relieved MacArthur. Commanded in Afghanistan.~Breitbart Facebook Picture



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