CO, CMC of Pax River naval health clinic fired

The commanding officer and the command master chief of Naval Health Clinic Patuxent River, Md., were fired on June 29 after an inspector general’s investigation and administrative reviews, according to an article by The Navy Times.

Capt. Lisa Raimondo was relieved of command of the clinic and Master Chief Merrilyn Crawford of her position as the clinic’s senior enlisted sailor, said Capt. Cappy Surette, a Bureau of Medicine and Surgery spokesman, according to the report.

When relieving Raimondo, Stocks cited “a loss of confidence in the commander’s ability to command due to a significant lack of leadership and integrity that eroded good order and discipline in the command,” Surette said, according to the article. Crawford was relieved for a lack of accountable leadership that also hurt the command, Surette said.

Their performance did not hurt medical care in any way, he said, according to the article.

Raimondo and Crawford were, respectively, the 12th CO and 11th senior enlisted leader relieved this year and the third Bureau of Medicine and Surgery firing in as many months, the report said.

Source: The Navy Times

 

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