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Navy Fires Squadron Commanding Officer For Alleged Affair

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Cmdr. Edward White

The Navy has relieved Cmdr. Edward White of his duties as commanding officer of Strike Fighter Squadron 106 for allegedly carrying on an extramarital affair with a civilian employee of the Navy.

According to Naval Air Force Atlantic Public Affairs, Rear Adm. Michael Shoemaker fired White...

...due to loss of confidence in his ability to command following the preliminary findings of an on-going command investigation into an alleged inappropriate relationship with a female Department of the Navy civilian employee.

Naval Air Force Atlantic spokesman Lt. Cmdr. Mike Kafka told The Navy Times the civilian employee with whom White was allegedly having an affair was not within his chain of command.

White is married with two children.

Cmdr. Brent Blackmer has replaced White as commander of Strike Fighter Squadron 106.

The Navy has temporarily assigned White to Commander, Naval Air Force Atlantic, pending final results of the investigation into White's alleged inappropriate relationship.

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