The commanding officer of logistics support battalion based in Japan was removed from his job on Monday amid an ongoing investigation.
Lt. Col. Jeremy Davis, who led 3rd Transportation Support Battalion in Okinawa, was relieved by Brig. Gen. Keith Reventlow "due to a loss of trust and confidence," Marine officials announced on Tuesday. Reventlow is commanding general of 3rd Marine Logistics Group, Davis' parent command.
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U.S. Pacific Command has dispatched 36 service members from Okinawa to Thailand to assist with efforts to rescue 12 boys from a Thai soccer team and their coach, who have been trapped in a cave complex since June 23, a Pentagon spokesman told Task & Purpose.
The US military has banned the consumption of alcohol for servicemembers after a US Marine struck and killed an Okinawa man in a truck where "alcohol may have been a factor," on Sunday, according to a statement.