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Naval Special Warfare Group Eight (NSWG-8) Commodore Relieved

20 March 2024

Rear Adm. Keith Davids, commander of Naval Special Warfare Command, relieved Capt. Richard A. Zaszewski as commodore of Naval Special Warfare Group Eight on Mar. 20, 2024, due to a loss of confidence in his ability to command.

Deputy commodore Capt. Stig Sanness has assumed duties as commodore. There is no impact to NSWG-8's mission readiness.

Navy leaders 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.

For questions related to this release, contact NSWC Public Affairs at 619-537-1351 or by email at


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