USS Decatur Commanding Officer Relieved

Story Number: NNS200116-09Release Date: 1/16/2020 12:43:00 PM
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From Commander, U.S. Third Fleet Public Affairs

SAN DIEGO, Calif. (NNS) -- Capt. Dan Cobian, commander, Destroyer Squadron 21, relieved Cmdr. Bob Bowen, commanding officer, USS Decatur (DDG 73), of his duties, Jan. 16, due to a loss of confidence in his ability to command.

Cmdr. Jerry Jackson, former commanding officer of USS Sampson (DDG 102), has assumed responsibilities of command until the scheduled fleet-up of Decatur’s executive officer, Cmdr. Derek Rader. Bowen will be temporarily reassigned to a command in San Diego.

For questions related to this release, contact Commander, U.S. Third Fleet Public Affairs at 619-767-4387

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