Navy relieves commander of Ohio Reserve center for ‘loss of confidence’
The officer in charge of the Navy Reserve Center in Toledo, Ohio, was relieved of command Monday due to a loss of confidence in her ability to perform her duties, according to statement from Navy Reserve Forces.
Cmdr. Jennifer Reid was relieved by Capt. Billy Franklin, the commander of the Navy Region Mid-Atlantic Reserve Component Command Great Lakes. Reid “failed to abide by a lawful order,” a spokeswoman for the Navy Reserve Forces, Lt. Cmdr. Amber Lewis, told Stars and Stripes in an email Thursday.
Cmdr. Lee Ann Singleton was assigned to replace Reid until a permanent replacement is identified, according to the statement. Reid will be reassigned within the Great Lakes command.
Navy Reserve Centers, formerly known as Navy Operational Support Centers, ensure Reserve sailors are ready to deploy at a moment’s notice. The centers provide training, equipment and other resources to help Reserve sailors and their families meet the challenges and obligations of military service, according to the statement.