(U.S. Navy/Associated Press/Andrew Harnik)

President Donald Trump's nominee for the Navy's top officer wants to identify the "root causes" of the slew of misconduct that's roiled the Naval Special Warfare community in recent years despite a relatively recent Pentagon review that found "no gaps" in the ethics and professional training for U.S. special operations forces.

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U.S. Army/Staff Sgt. Marcus Fichtl

Editor’s Note: This article by Gina Harkins originally appeared on Military.com, the premier source of information for the military and veteran community.

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U.S. Air Force Photo / Staff Sgt. Corban Lundborg.

In the latest blow to the Naval special warfare community, a SEAL has been taken into custody after reportedly being accused of killing a detainee in Iraq, a Navy official confirmed on Thursday.

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U.S. Navy/Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Lynn F. Andrews

Naval Special Warfare Command says it will evaluate its training procedures after a group of Navy SEALs and trainees were shot at by a man with a pellet gun late Monday evening.

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The Navy’s top lawyer, Vice Adm. James W. Crawford III, engaged in unlawful command influence two years ago, possibly sending an innocent Navy SEAL to prison, according to a special military court ruling handed down on Oct. 24.

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The woman on track to become the first female Navy SEAL officer has voluntarily exited the training pipeline, multiple Naval Special Warfare Command sources have confirmed to Task & Purpose.

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