Skip to comments.Navy Commander Fired in Connection with Iran Detention Incident
Posted on 05/12/2016 5:56:12 PM PDT by QT3.14
The commanding officer of a West Coast-based Navy riverine squadron has been fired in the fallout from an investigation into an incident in which ten sailors were briefly captured by Iranian forces earlier this year.
Cmdr. Eric Rasch, commanding officer of Coastal Riverine Squadron 3, was relieved today by Capt. Gary Leigh the commander of Coastal Riverine Group 1 due to a loss of confidence in his ability to command, according to a Navy release.
Leigh made the decision to remove Rasch after reviewing a preliminary investigation into the incident that unfolded over Jan. 12-13. Two riverine boats carrying ten sailors from CRS-3 were apprehended by the Iranian military after they entered Iranian waters.
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Fired as in kicked out of the Navy or fired in that he’ll be navigating a desk the rest of his career?
Someone had to take the fall for making 0bama and Kerry look bad.
Active Duty ping.
rocks and shoals...
Punish the monkey, let the organ-grinder go.
I think a combination of surprise and ROE convoluted the CMDR's decision(s) at the time
Surely the Iranians didn't appear out of a fog ... they were seen coming and there was SOME time to make a judgement call
I think it IS all to cover the homo's asses
” Rasch was the executive officer of the squadron at the time of the incident.”
Can’t find who was the CO at the time, must have had a strong alibi.
The Fall Guy.
Or strong connections. Probably being groomed for an admiralcy.
Saw that one coming.
the thing which just does not make sense to me is they say in the article that they were in Iranian waters.
Just how is that possible? I suspect they were not. If they really were, then someone is an idiot.
“Someone had to take the fall for making 0bama and Kerry look bad.”
I would say it is Obama’s “rules of engagement” that are at fault.
This has Obama-smell all over it.
“fired” what the hell is “fired”? This is the MILITARY!! You court Marshall and imprison the scab. I want to know the real story here — not the lies!! “FIRED” — Holy crap!!
Super happy ping!
On second thought, maybe he’s just a scapegoat?
“The Fall Guy”
Nutless go along get along Loser in this particular Lottery
A man that I would not Follow as he had the inability to Lead and his Jr Officers simply riding his wake should be excised immediately.
Enlisted folks didn’t impress me much either.
Your Flame Suit won’t help you if you want to disagree with me on this lil episode.
He deserves to go down. As I recall, the riverboats did not refuel before taking on their daily tasks, and ran out of fuel. Poor, poor, training if true.
Former SBU24 sailor
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