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Sunday, September 06, 2015

Springfield CO fired for poor job performance

Los Angeles class SSNThe Silent Service has suffered its second firing in as many weeks.

Cmdr. Daniel Lombardo was relieved as skipper of the Los Angeles-class attack submarine Springfield on Sept. 4 due to loss of confidence in his ability to command. The relief was due to performance issues, and had nothing to do with personal behavior, said Cmdr. Tommy Crosby, spokesman for Submarine Force Atlantic.

The decision was made by Capt. John McGunnigle, the head of Submarine Squadron 4. He has temporarily assigned Capt. Jack Houdeshell, the squadron's deputy commander, as Springfield's skipper until a permanent relief is selected. Houdeshell previously commanded the submarine Dallas.

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