U.S. Pacific Fleet Fires USS John McCain Commanders

The U.S. Pacific Fleet announced late Tuesday night that it has fired the commanding officer and executive officer of the USS John S. McCain, nearly two months after the Navy guided-missile destroyer was involved in a collision that resulted in the deaths of 10 American sailors. “While the investigation is ongoing, it is evident the collision was preventable, the commanding officer exercised poor judgement, and the executive officer exercised poor leadership of the ship’s training program,” the U.S. Pacific Fleet said in a statement. Both individuals were reassigned to different divisions.