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Tag: nukes

Aug.
22nd

Bangor nuke chief canned

Capt. Timothy J. Block, who commands Naval Base Kitsap-Bangor‘s nuclear weapons facility, has been removed from duty, the Kitsap Sun reports.

From the story:

Rear Adm. Stephen E. Johnson, the Navy’s director of strategic systems programs, removed Block on Friday because of “a loss of confidence in his ability to continue to lead,” said Cmdr. J.A. “Cappy” Surette, a spokesman at the Pentagon.

“An officer in command has a unique position of trust and responsibility, and has a key role in shaping morale, good order and discipline within the command,” Surette said. “Because of this unique position, his

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