The commanding officer of the U.S. Naval Station in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, has been relieved of duty “due to loss of confidence” in his “ability to command,” the Navy says.
Capt. John R. Nettleton has been temporarily reassigned to a post in Jacksonville, Florida, the Navy said in a statement released Wednesday.
The Navy did not say why, withholding further details “due to an ongoing NCIS (Naval Criminal Investigative Service) investigation.”
The Naval commander at Guantanamo Bay does not oversee the detention facility that President Barack Obama has vowed to close.
Nettleton has been in charge since June 2012.