26 Aug '13, 10pm

#USNavy Strike Fighter Squadron 106 commanding officer relieved of duties @PilotNews @FlyNavy

NORFOLK (NNS) -- The commanding officer of Strike Fighter Squadron One Zero Six (VFA-106) based at Naval Air Station Oceana was relieved of his duties Aug. 26 by Commander, Naval Air Force Atlantic. Cmdr. Edward C. White was relieved by Rear Adm. Michael Shoemaker due to loss of confidence in his ability to command following the preliminary findings of an on-going command investigation into an alleged inappropriate relationship with a female Department of the Navy civilian employee. Cmdr. Brent Blackmer has replaced White as the "Gladiators" commander. Blackmer was originally scheduled to take command of the squadron on Sept. 26 in a regularly scheduled change of command. Blackmer previously commanded the "Ragin' Bulls" of VFA-37. His most recent assignment was at the Naval War College in Newport, R.I. White has commanded VFA-106 since June 2012. He has been temporarily as...

Full article: http://www.navy.mil/submit/display.asp?story_id=76188

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navytimes.com 27 Aug '13, 9am

The commanding officer of Strike Fighter Squadron 106 has been fired due to an alleged affair with a female Navy civilian....