Maj. Gen. William T. Cooley (U.S. Air Force photo)
The Air Force on Wednesday relieved Maj. Gen. William T. Cooley, the commander of the Air Force Research Laboratory, citing "a loss of confidence in his ability to lead" with regards to alleged misconduct which is currently under investigation.
General Arnold W. Bunch Jr., commander of Air Force Materiel Command, determined that "new leadership was necessary to ensure good order and discipline and continue" AFRL's high performance, the Air Force said in a statement on Thursday.
Col. Derek Stuart, commander of the 14th Operations Group, was relieved due to loss of confidence in his ability to command, the Air Force said in a statement. (Air Force photo)
The Air Force relieved the commander of a pilot training school earlier last week over "a loss of confidence in his ability to command," the service told Task & Purpose on Wednesday.
Col. Derek Stuart, the commander of 14th Operations Group at Columbus Air Force Base, Miss., was relieved on Jan. 2 by 19th Air Force commander Maj. Gen. Craig Wills, according to Jennifer Gonzalez, a spokeswoman for Air Education and Training Command. Gonzalez didn't specify the reason for Stuart's firing other than "loss of trust."
The commander of the Marine Corps' Wounded Warrior Regiment has been relieved over a loss of "trust and confidence in his ability to lead" amid an investigation into his conduct, a Corps official told Task & Purpose on Thursday.
Col. Lawrence F. Miller was removed from his post on Thursday morning and replaced with his executive officer, Lt. Col. Larry Coleman, who will serve as interim commander of the Quantico, Virginia based unit.
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.