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VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. -- A Navy Reserve Captain of a unit based in Jacksonville was relieved of duty Tuesday for grounding two boats.
Capt. Adrian Garcia lost his duties as executive officer of Coastal Riverine Squadron due to a "loss of confidence and substandard performance involving a significant event", according to Navy Expeditionary Combat Command (NECC) Public Affairs.
The decision followed an investigation into the grounding of two CRS 10 34-foot patrol boats in April.
The investigation revealed Garcia demonstrated unsound decision making and failed to take the responsible steps to prevent the incident from happening, according to the NECC.
Cmdr. Clay Wild will assume executive officer duties at CRS 10 until Garcia's permanent relief is identified.
CRS 10 is a Navy Reserve unit based in Jacksonville, Fla..
Coastal Riverine Force Sailors conduct port and harbor security, high value asset protection, offensive combat operations and maritime security operations in rivers, harbors and coastal waterways.
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