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USS Arleigh Burke Commanding Officer Relieved

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Story Number: NNS070522-01
Release Date: 5/22/2007 7:39:00 AM

By Enterprise Strike Group Public Affairs

NORFOLK (NNS) -- Rear Adm. Dan Holloway, Commander, Carrier Strike Group 12, relieved Cmdr. E.J. McClure, of command of the guided missile destroyer USS Arleigh Burke (DDG 51) due to a loss of confidence in her ability to command.

Holloway temporarily reassigned McClure to commander, Naval Surface Forces Atlantic in Norfolk, pending the final results of an investigation to determine the circumstances surrounding the May 15 grounding of Arleigh Burke.



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