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JEB-LITTLE CREEK, Va. (Tribune News Service) — The leadership of Little Creek-based Amphibious Construction Battalion 2 has been relieved of duty.

Rear. Adm. John V. Menoni, Commander, Expeditionary Strike Group Two relieved Capt. Jeffrey Lengkeek, the battalion’s commanding officer; Cmdr. Michael Jarosz, executive officer; and Command Master Chief Matthew Turner because of a loss of confidence in their abilities to perform their leadership roles.

The command’s Seabees play a major role when Marines operate from Navy amphibious warships by moving equipment and supplies to the shore. They also build and support camps onshore, operate fuel and water systems and do salvage work.

Lengkeek served as commanding officer since July 2020. Capt. Brian C. Finman is temporarily assigned as commanding officer until a permanent relief is identified.

Jarosz served as executive officer since July 2020. Cmdr. Henry P. Pierce IV will temporarily step into the role of executive officer.

Turner served as command master chief since July 2019. Master Chief Todd Mangin will be temporarily take on this post.

Lengkeek, Jarosz and Turner will be temporarily reassigned to the staff of the commander of Expeditionary Strike Group Two.

dress@dailypress.com

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