Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Captain of USS Boxer Relieved of Duty

NBC reports -- The captain of San Diego-based USS Boxer has been relieved of duty, just three months after assuming command, according to the U.S. Navy.

Capt. Wayne R. Brown has been relieved of his role as commanding officer, the Navy announced Tuesday. Brown took command of the amphibious assault ship in July.

In a news release, the Navy did not explain why Brown was fired, but cited “equal opportunity" concerns not tied to a specific event.”

Capt. Keith Moore, Deputy Commodore of Amphibious Squadron 1, will temporarily take over as CO. Brown has been reassigned to Commander Naval Surface Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet, according to the release.


Food for thought:  I'm sure this is a classic case of the pot calling the kettle black, literally!  Its been 50 years since the passage of the 1964 CRA and the military, as a whole, is still denying service members full redress under the CRA and its amendments. Truth be told, this information (Federal Equal Opportunity policies) are not readily accessible to active duty veterans, and the average victim will not seek redress under the CRA unless the command has an actively engaged equal opportunity program manager.  Yet, it will require an agency, like the EEOC (managed by the Secretary of Labor), to grant military veterans total  equality under the law.

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