Navy fires captain in charge of Center for Naval Aviation Technical Training

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Navy Capt. Nate Schneider. Photo courtesy of the Center for Naval Aviation Technical Training.

Navy Capt. Nate Schneider. Photo courtesy of the Center for Naval Aviation Technical Training.

Navy Capt. Nate Schneider was fired as commander of the Center for Naval Aviation Technical Training on Tuesday following an investigation, a Navy spokesman said on Tuesday.

Naval Education and Training Command has completed an investigation into unspecified allegations against Schneider, said NETC spokesman Cmdr. Cmdr. James Stockman.

Stockman declined to say what those allegations were, but based on the investigation’s findings, Rear Adm. Kyle Cozad relieved Schneider of command “due to loss of confidence in his ability to command.”

Schneider enlisted in the Navy in 1981 and later became an officer through the Enlisted Commissioning Program, his official bio says. He assumed command of the Center for Naval Aviation Technical Training in November 2018.

Capt. Bryant Hepstall, the center’s executive officer, has now taken command, a Navy news release says.