22 Oct '13, 7pm

Sources: Colonel was relieved after firing a gun in his office: The former commanding officer of Quan... #marines

The former commanding officer of Quantico’s Security Battalion was relieved after he accidentally discharged a handgun inside his office, sources with knowledge of the incident said. Col. Daren Margolin was removed from his post Friday by Maj. Gen. Juan Ayala, head of Marine Corps Installations Command, who cited a loss of confidence in Margolin’s ability to command. Officials said the relief was the result of an incident involving a personal weapon earlier this month. Margolin has also been charged under the Uniform Code of Military Justice in relation to the incident, officials said, but those charges were not made public. Margolin accidentally shot his M9 handgun into the floor of his office, said a Marine source who knows the 24-year officer. A Marine Corps official with knowledge of the circumstances surrounding the relief confirmed that Margolin’s relief was the resu...

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