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NORFOLK | The Navy has fired a destroyer commander and a top aide and removed eight sailors from their ship in the Mediterranean after misbehavior by the crew in overseas ports.
The U.S. 6th Fleet said Cmdr. Nathan Borchers was relieved from the USS Stout on Tuesday.
The Navy said it lost confidence in Cmdr. Borchers’ ability to address what it called a pattern of unprofessional behavior by his crew that included fraternization, orders violations and disregard for naval standards.
A Navy spokesman in Norfolk said the misbehavior included drunk and disorderly conduct.
The Navy also removed Master Chief Susan Bruce-Ross, the highest-ranking enlisted sailor aboard the ship.
• From wire dispatches and staff reports
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