Then-Brig. Gen. Paul Rock Jr., left, commander of Marine Corps Installations Pacific, and Lt. Col. Nathaniel Baker, commander of Marine Corps Air Station Kaneohe Bay, speak outside the base's air traffic control tower, Oct. 15, 2018. (ZACHARY ORR/U.S. MARINE CORPS)
Then-Brig. Gen. Paul Rock Jr., left, commander of Marine Corps Installations Pacific, and Lt. Col. Nathaniel Baker, commander of Marine Corps Air Station Kaneohe Bay, speak outside the base's air traffic control tower, Oct. 15, 2018. (ZACHARY ORR/U.S. MARINE CORPS)

Marine Corps relieves Hawaii air station commander over off-duty incident

by Stars and Stripes
Stars and Stripes

The commander of Marine Corps Air Station Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii, has been relieved of his duties following an investigation into an April off-duty incident.

Maj. Gen. Paul Rock Jr., commander of Marine Corps Installations Pacific, relieved Lt. Col. Nathaniel “Lips” Baker “due to a loss of trust and confidence in his ability to continue to serve in that position,” the service said in the statement Thursday. No other details were available.

“The Marine Corps holds all Marines, especially commanders, responsible for their actions, and is committed to upholding high standards of honor, courage and commitment within the ranks,” the statement said.

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