Wounded Warrior Regiment CO is relieved due to 'loss of trust and confidence'

Lt. Col. Chris Hrudka


By MIKE MCHUGH | The Daily News, Jacksonville, N.C. | Published: January 29, 2018

JACKSONVILLE, N.C. (Tribune News Service) — Wounded Warrior Regiment Commanding Officer Col. Larry Miller relieved Wounded Warrior Battalion-East Commanding Officer Lt. Col. Chris Hrudka on Monday due to a loss of trust and confidence, Capt. Andrew Bolla, the communication strategy and operations officer for Wounded Warrior Regiment in Quantico told The Daily News.

Miller based his decision on issues stemming from a command investigation, he said.

Two civilian staff members were also placed on administrative leave though Bolla said their names are being withheld due to privacy concerns.

Hrudka will be re-assigned to another unit aboard Camp Lejeune and Wounded Warrior Regiment Executive Officer Lt. Col. Larry Coleman will temporarily take command of the battalion.

Marine officials are releasing few details and would not provide details about what prompted the investigation.

Hrudka took command of the battalion on June 2, 2016, according to Bolla.

Prior to taking command at WWB-E, Hrudka was assigned in June 2015 to the U.S. Marine Corps Forces Special Operations Command where he served as the director of future requirements, the principal architect for the development, documentation, and submission of MARSOC's program objective memorandum totaling $1.1 billion in the future year defense plan, according to his military biography.

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