SASEBO, Japan (NNS) — The commanding officer (CO) of USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) was relieved of his duties on Oct. 2 due to a loss of confidence in his ability to command.
Capt. Daniel Dusek was relieved by Commander, Expeditionary Strike Group Seven, Rear Adm. Hugh Wetherald.
The relief stems from an ongoing Department of Justice investigation. After careful consideration, Wetherald determined the investigation negatively affected Dusek’s leadership ability and was a distraction to the command mission.