News

Whidbey commander relieved

Cmdr. Jeffrey Wissel - Contributed photo
Cmdr. Jeffrey Wissel
— image credit: Contributed photo

The commanding officer of Naval Air Station Whidbey Island’s Fleet Air Reconnaissance Squadron (VQ) 1, Cmdr. Jeffrey Wissel, has been relieved of duty while allegations of personal misconduct are investigated.

A brief statement released by Commander, Naval Air Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet said Wissel was relieved late Monday afternoon by Vice Adm. Allen G. Myers.

Executive officer, Cmdr. David Sauve, has assumed command of VQ-1 pending the outcome of the investigation.

“The responsibility of officers in command of their units, their sailors and their mission is absolute; we take their performance very seriously,” the statement read. “Our standards of conduct and performance for commanding officers are extremely high.”

Wissel took command of VQ-1 in April, 2011.

 

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

Read the latest Green Edition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Oct 29 edition online now. Browse the archives.

Friends to Follow

View All Updates