The Navy announced that CAPT James Cobell III, the Commanding Officer of Fleet Readiness Center Mid-Atlantic, was relieved of command on Sept. 27, 2012. (Photo courtesy: U.S. Navy)
Updated: Friday, 28 Sep 2012, 10:44 AM EDT
Published : Thursday, 27 Sep 2012, 10:40 PM EDT
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) - Capt. James CoBell was relieved Thursday from his assignment as commanding officer of Fleet Readiness Center Mid-Atlantic in Virginia Beach.
Adm. C. J. Jaynes relieved Cobell of his duties due to "a loss of confidence in his ability to command." Cobell reportedly failed to account for personal leave, used abusive language toward personnel and used subordinates for personal favors.
Pending administrative action, CoBell was reassigned to the staff of Naval Air Force Atlantic.
Capt. Michael Zarkowski has taken Cobell's place.
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