USS Louisville COB Fired
Navy Times is reporting that the Chief of the Boat on USS Louisville (SSN 724) has been fired:
Senior Chief Yeoman (SS) Savan Patel was relieved as chief of the boat by his commanding officer, Cmdr. Lee Sisco, due to a loss of confidence in Patel’s ability to serve in that capacity, according to SUBPAC spokeswoman Cmdr. Christy Hagen.He seems fairly young, as well as junior (Time in Service-wise), to have been a COB. Has this become more common?
...Patel, 32, is a 14-year Navy veteran who served on three fast attack submarines prior to his assignment to the Louisville. He reported as chief of the boat in July 2009...