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Firings & ousters

The officer who was XO of the Navy Riverine Squadron boat that wound up in Iran got the heave-ho.

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The officer who was XO of the Navy Riverine Squadron boat that wound up in Iran got the heave-ho. Cannot say this is a surprise.

The commander of the Army hospital at Fort Stewart, Georgia, was fired. No indication of what up.

Also, an Air Force commander involved with maintaining F-22s was jettisoned back in March.

The officer who was XO of the Navy Riverine Squadron boat that wound up in Iran got the heave-ho. Cannot say this is a surprise.

The commander of the Army hospital at Fort Stewart, Georgia, was fired. No indication of what up.

Also, an Air Force commander involved with maintaining F-22s was jettisoned back in March.

On the upside, here is a summary of medals for valor secretly awarded Navy SEALs over the last decade.

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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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