Guam-based submarine commander fired

Cmdr. Michael Conner delivers remarks during a change of command ceremony onboard the Los Angeles-class attack submarine USS Oklahoma City. Cmdr. Andrew Peterson turned over command to Conner during the ceremony held Dec. 20, 2013, at Naval Base Point Loma, San Diego. (Photo: U.S. Navy)


The commanding officer of a fast-attack submarine homeported in Guam has been fired from his duties “due to a loss of confidence in his ability to command,” a Navy statement confirmed Wednesday.

Cmdr. Mike Conner was removed from his position as commander of the USS Oklahoma City, said Cmdr. Brook DeWalt, public affairs officer for the U.S. Pacific Fleet’s Submarine Force.

Conner was relieved of his command of the submarine on Jan. 6, Guam time.

“Commanding officers are required to possess and demonstrate the highest levels of responsibility, reliability and leadership,” DeWalt said.“Cmdr. Conner was removed due to a loss of confidence in his ability to meet those.”

Further details about the specific incident or incidents that led to Conner’s removal from his position were not immediately released to the public.

Full article: Guam-based submarine commander fired (Pacific Daily news)

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