Change of Command Ceremony aboard USNS Comfort

first_img View post tag: Aboard View post tag: Comfort View post tag: Ceremony Rear Adm. Thomas K. Shannon, commander, Military Sealift Command, relieved Capt. Kevin J. Knoop, commanding officer, Medical Treatment Facility, USNS Comfort (T-AH 20), August 27.Rear Adm. Shannon cited a loss of confidence in Knoop’s ability to command as the reason for his relief after an investigation identified command climate issues and a lack of leadership involvement.Capt. Rachel Haltner, executive officer of Comfort’s Medical Treatment Facility (MTF) temporarily assumed command pending arrival of a permanent replacement.Knoop, who assumed command of the MTF May 25, 2012, is temporarily reassigned to the staff of Naval Medical Center, Portsmouth.Comfort is crewed by civil service mariners assigned to U.S. Navy’s Military Sealift Command, which operates approximately 110 non-combatant, civilian-crewed ships that replenish U.S. Navy ships, conduct specialized missions, strategically preposition combat cargo at sea around the world, and move military cargo and supplies used by deployed U.S. forces and coalition partners.[mappress]Press Release, August 28, 2013; Image: Navy Training & Education View post tag: change View post tag: USNS Change of Command Ceremony aboard USNS Comfort August 28, 2013 View post tag: Naval View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Defence Back to overview,Home naval-today Change of Command Ceremony aboard USNS Comfort View post tag: Navy View post tag: Defense View post tag: Command Share this articlelast_img read more