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.
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