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Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian23 Aug 2017 5:47 a.m. PST

The head of the U.S. Pacific Fleet removed the commander of U.S. 7th Fleet from his position just days after the second deadly crash involving a U.S. warship this year, a U.S. official told USNI News late Tuesday.

Vice Adm. Joseph Aucoin, current commander of 7th Fleet, was slated to retire within the next month, but the move from Navy leaders is intended to expedite the transition to Aucoin's replacement, Rear Adm. Phillip Sawyer…


Rich Bliss23 Aug 2017 11:34 a.m. PST

I swear I first read the title as "Head removed from 7th Fleet Commander"

SBminisguy23 Aug 2017 12:19 p.m. PST

I swear I first read the title as "Head removed from 7th Fleet Commander"

…yeah, sort of like a more extreme version of what happened to Admiral Byng.

Toy Soldier Green23 Aug 2017 1:02 p.m. PST

Seems training has taken a backseat in the 7th Fleet.

dsfrank Inactive Member23 Aug 2017 1:12 p.m. PST

I'd think rule #1 = don't hit other boats!

Apache 623 Aug 2017 1:54 p.m. PST

I thought 7th Fleet was the Pacific Fleet. Is there another senior command? What other assets do they command other then 7th Fleet?

coopman Supporting Member of TMP23 Aug 2017 3:35 p.m. PST

Sacked!!! Too much emphasis on diversity training and not nearly enough on collision avoidance at sea.

Lion in the Stars25 Aug 2017 4:00 a.m. PST

PacFlt also includes SUBPAC and 3rd Fleet. 7th fleet is the guys in Japan.

I swear I first read the title as "Head removed from 7th Fleet Commander"

I'm sure the Admiral felt that way…

Apache 628 Aug 2017 10:52 a.m. PST

Lion in the Stars: Thank you. It's amazing the things you can learn on TMP.

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP28 Aug 2017 8:44 p.m. PST


Lol. Well, I'm sure that might happen one day. Math is no longer a required subject at many US universities but diversity, (hyper)sensitivity classes, the (West's) "Great War on Women" and other ridiculous things are.

It will take generations and determined effort to regain any kind of competitive edge. If not, in a few years we may need to recruit troops from foreign countries who can do basic math.


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