Submarine school commander at Naval Base Point Loma is fired amid investigation
The commander of Submarine Training Facility San Diego at Naval Base Point Loma has been fired after less than a year on the job.
Cmdr. Jared Severson was relieved of command April 28 based on the findings of a command investigation, the Navy said in a news release. He has been reassigned to Submarine Squadron 11 in Point Loma, the Navy said.
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According to the release, Capt. Steve Antcliff, commanding officer of the Connecticut-based Submarine Learning Center, fired Severson for a “loss of trust and confidence in his ability to command” — the military’s boilerplate explanation for such actions.
Cmdr. Brian Wierzbicki, a spokesman for the Naval Education and Training Command, said that “due to the ongoing nature of the investigation, it would be inappropriate to provide further information at this time.”
Severson assumed command of the training facility in June. The school provides basic and advanced training to both submarine and surface sailors, according to its website.
Lt. Cmdr. Chris Lindahl, who previously served as the facility’s executive officer, has assumed command, the Navy said.