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Navy captain relieved of duty over alleged inappropriate relationship

April 25, 2011 |  2:56 pm

The commodore of a San Diego-based destroyer squadron has been relieved of duty while an investigation is launched into an "alleged inappropriate relationship," the Navy said Monday.

Capt. Donald Hornbeck, commodore of Destroyer Squadron One, has been relieved by Rear Adm. Samuel Perez. He had been aboard the carrier Carl Vinson in the Arabian Sea and has been reassigned to the 3rd Fleet headquarters in San Diego.

The Navy did not release details about the alleged relationship.

The guided missile destroyers Stockdale and Gridley and guided missile cruiser Bunker Hill are deployed with the Vinson.


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