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Wanna be skipper of the USS Cowpens?

No you don’t! The captain of the Cowpens just got fired — third one since 2010, following a notorious martinet and a midnight creeper.  At least the most recent firing, of both the captain and his command master chief, involved questions about "ability to effectively lead and carry out their assigned duties."   

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No you don't! The captain of the Cowpens just got fired -- third one since 2010, following a notorious martinet and a midnight creeper

At least the most recent firing, of both the captain and his command master chief, involved questions about "ability to effectively lead and carry out their assigned duties." 

 

No you don’t! The captain of the Cowpens just got fired — third one since 2010, following a notorious martinet and a midnight creeper

At least the most recent firing, of both the captain and his command master chief, involved questions about "ability to effectively lead and carry out their assigned duties." 

 

Thomas E. Ricks covered the U.S. military from 1991 to 2008 for the Wall Street Journal and then the Washington Post. He can be reached at ricksblogcomment@gmail.com. Twitter: @tomricks1

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