NORFOLK, Va. – The Navy has relieved the second in command of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower.
The Navy is not saying exactly why Capt. Robert Gamberg has been relieved pending an investigation. Cmdr. Phil Rosi of Naval Air Force Atlantic said Thursday that the investigation is not related to ship operations, safety or work performance.
Gamberg was named executive officer on the Eisenhower in November. He has been temporarily reassigned to the Naval Air Force Atlantic, which oversees 40,000 sailors, East Coast carriers and aircraft.
The Navy Times first reported Gamberg's firing as second in command. The Eisenhower is undergoing maintenance at Norfolk Naval Shipyard in Portsmouth.
A message left by The Associated Press at a phone listing for Robert Gamberg in Chesapeake was not immediately returned.
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