Guam-based submarine commander fired

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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. Continue reading