Lt. David Nartker, the officer in charge of the crew of two riverine boats captured and held by Iranian forces, is appealing the punishment issued earlier this month, according to information obtained by USNI News. Read More
CORRECTION: The date on a photo of Lt. David Nartker in a caption in a previous version of this post was incorrect. It was taken on Aug. 6, 2015, not 2016.
This post was updated with additional information on the sailors who faced administrative punishment. A graphic of the U.S. Navy’s timeline of events was also added.
The officer in charge of the U.S. sailors who were captured and held by Iranian forces in January faces administrative punishment for his role in the incident, several defense officials have confirmed to USNI News. Read More
The following is the executive summary of the U.S. Navy’s investigation into the Jan. 12, 2016 seizure of 10 U.S. sailors by Iranian forces near Farsi Island in the Persian Gulf. Read More
The Navy relieved the Task Force 56 commander who oversaw the 10 sailors on two riverine craft detained by Iran earlier this year, citing loss of confidence in his ability to command. Read More
The Navy has nominated Rear Adm. Kevin “Kid” Donegan to the rank of vice admiral and an assignment as commander of U.S. Naval Forces Central Command and commander of U.S. 5th Fleet in Bahrain. Read More