Rear Adm. Erik Ross, Board of Inspection and Survey (INSURV), speaks to Sailors and inspectors during a brief aboard USS Cole in December 2017. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Jen Blake)

Navy Rear Adm. Erik Ross was fired as commander of Expeditionary Strike Group 2 on Friday as 2nd Fleet plans to launch an investigation into "an alleged off-duty incident calling into question his judgment," a fleet spokeswoman said.

"Beyond that it would be inappropriate to discuss any details until completion of the investigation," said Lt. Cmdr. Ashley Hockycko. "Due to the ongoing nature of investigations, it would be inappropriate to speculate on any charges at this time."

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