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Updated: 3:53 p.m., Nov. 22, 2022
On Nov. 17, 2022, Naval Test Wing Pacific Commodore Capt. Ryan Bryla relieved Cmdr. Cassidi Reese, commanding officer of Air Test and Evaluation Squadron (VX) 31, due to a loss of confidence in her ability to command.
The loss of confidence is a result of actions leading to a Nov. 4, 2022 arrest and citation for driving while intoxicated at Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake, California.
Cmdr. Reese has served as the VX-31 commanding officer since March 2022. Cmdr. Christopher Putre, currently VX-31 chief test pilot, will assume command.
Reese will be temporarily reassigned to Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division.
Navy commanding officers are held to high standards of personal and professional conduct. They are expected to uphold the highest standards of responsibility, reliability, and leadership, and the Navy holds them accountable when they fall short of those standards.
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