This might be more interesting than the usual zipper problem that affects captains. I can’t remember the last time recalled. The reason given by a Navy spokesman was "inappropriate leadership judgment," which I found oddly encouraging, because it might mean there was a problem of professional competence, rather just the usual issue of sleeping with subordinates.
Thomas E. Ricks covered the U.S. military for the Washington Post from 2000 through 2008. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.