The person who commanded the Naval Station Mayport-primarily based USS Paul Ignatius has been relieved of command six months into his appointment, in response to the U.S. Navy.
Cmdr. Jeffrey Servello was faraway from responsibility on Jan. 6 “resulting from a loss of confidence in his means to command,” in response to a quick Navy assertion.
Servello’s elimination comes after an investigation into the ship’s efficiency throughout a 2021 train wherein the crew had made errors throughout an anti-air warfare drill within the Atlantic, in response to the U.S. Naval Institute Information.
Rear Adm. Brendan McLane, commander of Naval Floor Pressure Atlantic, stated Cmdr. Eric Meyers will likely be quickly assigned as commanding officer till a everlasting alternative is recognized. Servello will likely be quickly moved to the workers of Naval Floor Squadron 14, primarily based at Mayport.
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Servello known as his time in command “the glory of my profession,” in response to his assertion to the U.S. Naval Institute Information.
“Whereas deeply disenchanted by this determination, I perceive that the buck stops with me because the commanding officer, regardless of the circumstances or extenuating particulars,” he stated. “I look ahead to ending my time within the Navy and starting a brand new chapter in civilian life.”
The Arliegh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Paul Ignatius (DDG 117) arrives at Naval Station Mayport on this 2019 file picture.
The USS Paul Ignatius is known as after the 59th secretary of the Navy and is the 67th Arleigh Burke-class destroyer, in response to the Navy. It was homeported at Mayport after its 2019 commissioning.
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Servello, a local of Hollywood, Md., had served because the commanding officer since June. A 2002 graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, his profession began as a floor warfare officer on the USS Porty Royal, then chief engineer on USS Nitze and USS Leyte Gulf, in response to the Navy.
From mid-2013 till late 2014, he commanded the USS Squall within the Arabian Gulf, then was the USS Paul Ignatius’s government officer from late 2019 to April, the Navy stated. His shore responsibility included time as an teacher on the Naval Academy and placement officer on the Navy Personnel Command in Tennessee.
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