Carrier Strike Group 12 relieves commodore due to lack of confidence

NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — The Navy fired Capt. William Harkin, commodore of Destroyer Squadron 2, on Feb. 10.

The Commander of Carrier Strike Group 12 relieved Harkin due to a loss of confidence in his ability to perform his duties.

Capt. James Von St. Paul
Capt. James Von St. Paul

Capt. James Von St. Paul will replace Harkin, and Harkin will be temporarily reassigned to the staff of Commander, Naval Surface Force Atlantic, officials said.

“Navy leaders are held to high standards of personal and professional conduct, both on and off duty,” their website reads. “They are expected to uphold the highest standards of responsibility, reliability, and leadership and the Navy holds them accountable.”

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