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The head of Naval Special Warfare Command, who challenged President Donald Trump over stripping retired SEAL Chief Eddie Gallagher of his SEAL status last year, will step down from his post in September, according to a report published by The Intercept on Saturday.
Rear Adm. Collin Green, who took the helm of NSW in 2018, made headlines in November when he and Navy Secretary Richard Spencer reportedly vowed to resign or be fired rather than follow Trump's instructions to not revoke Gallagher of his SEAL Trident, the symbol of his SEAL status, after a high-profile court martial acquitted Gallagher of murder charges while finding him guilty of posing for a picture with a corpse.
Green did not answer multiple phone calls from Task & Purpose, and officials at NSW did not respond to requests for comment. Rear Adm. Charles Brown, the Navy's chief spokesman, declined to say whether The Intercept's reporting was accurate. "We have no flag officer announcements to make at this time," Brown said in an email to Task & Purpose on Tuesday.
Special Operations Command review finds deployment and leadership issues but no 'systemic ethics problem'
The long-awaited Special Operations Command's ethics review has finally been released, which argues that there is no "systemic ethics problem" in the special operations community while acknowledging a range of underlying problems stemming from a high operations tempo and insufficient leadership.
A retired Navy SEAL whose war crimes trial made international news has launched a video attack on former SEAL teammates who accused him of murder, shooting civilians and who testified against him at his San Diego court-martial in June.
In a three-minute video posted to his Facebook page and Instagram account Monday, retired Chief Special Operator Edward Gallagher, 40, referred to some of his former teammates as "cowards" and highlighted names, photos and — for those still on active duty — their duty status and current units, something former SEALs say places those men — and the Navy's mission — in jeopardy.
A review of the Navy and Marine Corps' legal community — ordered after the court-martial of then-Navy SEAL Edward Gallagher — found ethical and systemic problems in the JAG communities and recommends organizational changes and increased training, senior officers said Friday.
The review of the Judge Advocate General Corps was ordered Aug. 1 by then-Chief of Naval Operations John Richardson after President Donald Trump lashed out at the Navy on Twitter about awards that were to be given to the prosecutors in the Gallagher case.
The review, done by an executive review panel, found systemic problems relating to other military law cases in addition to Gallagher's.
Editor's Note: This article originally appeared on Business Insider.
Edward Gallagher, the Navy SEAL who was acquitted of war crimes and was pardoned by President Donald Trump, has launched a lifestyle brand.
The White House's top national security official defended President Donald Trump's decision to intervene in the case of Navy SEAL Chief Eddie Gallagher on Sunday following the publication of video interviews from Gallagher's fellow sailors decrying him as "evil."