2 more commanders relieved in 7th Fleet after deadly ship collisions

by U.S. 7th Fleet Public Affairs
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YOKOSUKA, Japan (NNS) -- Vice Adm. Phil Sawyer, commander of U.S. 7th Fleet, Sept. 18, relieved the commander of Task Force 70 (CTF 70), Rear Adm. Charles Williams and the commander of Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 15, Capt. Jeffrey Bennett. Both reliefs were due to a loss of confidence in their ability to command. 
 
Rear Adm. Marc Dalton, commander of Task Force 76 (CTF 76), assumed duties as commander, CTF 70. Capt. Jonathan Duffy, deputy commander, DESRON-15, assumed duties as commander.
 
 
Destroyer Squadron 15 commander Capt. Jeffrey Bennett was relieved Sept. 18, 2017, by 7th Fleet commander Vice Adm. Phil Sawyer "due to a loss of confidence" in his ability to command. Williams and Task Force 70 commander Rear Adm. Charles Williams each lost their jobs in the wake of two deadly collisions involving 7th Fleet destroyers. COURTESY OF U.S. NAVY

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