Navy Supply Corps School commander relieved after ‘loss of confidence’

ATLANTA — The U.S. Navy has relieved the commander of Athens’ Navy Supply Corps School citing “a loss of confidence in (his) ability to command.”

Capt. John Titus had been the Navy Supply Corps School’s commander since Aug. 7, 2008. He was officially relieved on Friday; his reassignment is pending, the Navy said in a brief statement.

In the statement, Rear Adm. Joseph Kilkenny, commander of the Naval Education and Training Command, “cited a loss of confidence in Titus’ ability to command as the reason for his relief.” The Athens Banner-Herald reported that the “Navy’s Judge Advocate General’s Corps has launched an investigation into Titus’ command.”

Published reports did not provide additional details about the investigation.

Pending a full-time replacement for Titus, the navy has appointed Cmdr. Raymond P. Wilson, the school’s executive officer, to temporarily command the school.

The Navy Supply Corps School is scheduled to close next year as part of the Base Realignment and Closure process. As part of the closure, the school will relocate to Newport, R.I.

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