SAN DIEGO (CNS) - The commanding officer of San Diego-based amphibious assault ship USS Boxer was relieved of duty after an investigation into "equal opportunity concerns," the Navy announced Tuesday.
Capt. Wayne Brown was removed from command of the 847-foot ship Monday by Rear Adm. Frank Ponds, the commander of Expeditionary Strike Group 3.
The Navy would not reveal details about the investigation, but said the move was not tied to a specific event. Brown was temporarily re-assigned to Commander Naval Surface Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet.
Capt. Keith Moore will temporarily assume the duties as the commanding officer of the Boxer, which returned to San Diego in April from an eight-month deployment.
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