About Capt. Kevin Eyer, USN (Retired)

Capt. Eyer retired in 2009. While in service, he commanded the cruisers USS Chancellorsville, USS Shiloh and USS Thomas S. Gates.


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Opinion: Why More Commanding Officers are Getting Fired

Opinion: Why More Commanding Officers are Getting Fired

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USS Rentz (FFG-46) in 2009. US Navy Photo

USS Rentz (FFG-46) in 2009. US Navy Photo

As of this date, 16 Navy commanding officers, including five ship captains, have been relieved of their respective commands in 2013.

Is this number particularly significant? Well, while the number of ships in commission has continued to decline, to what is now the lowest number since 1916, the number of ship captains being relieved of their commands is steadily increasing. So, the percentage of ship captains being fired is rising, every year, and that should be a concern. Read More