7th Fleet Commander Relieved Due to Loss of Confidence

Story Number: NNS170823-01Release Date: 8/23/2017 4:55:00 AM
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From U.S. Pacific Fleet Public Affairs

YOKOSUKA, Japan (NNS) -- Adm. Scott Swift, commander of U.S. Pacific Fleet, today relieved the commander of Seventh Fleet, Vice Adm. Joseph Aucoin, due to a loss of confidence in his ability to command.

Rear Adm. Phil Sawyer, who has already been nominated and confirmed for the position and promotion to vice admiral, will assume command immediately.

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August 17, 2017
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