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U.S. Navy fires two commanders after 'losing confidence in their abilities to command' as sea accidents leave 17 dead

U.S. Navy fires two commanders after 'losing confidence in their abilities to command' as sea accidents leave 17 dead --It was the fourth major incident in the U.S. Pacific Fleet this year | 18 Sept 2017 | The U.S. Navy dismissed two senior officers, an admiral and a captain, on Monday after a series of collisions involving Seventh Fleet warships in Asia, citing a loss of confidence in their ability to command. Rear Admiral Charles Williams, commander of Task Force 70, and Captain Jeffrey Bennett, commander of Destroyer Squadron 15, were fired by Seventh Fleet commander Vice Admiral Phil Sawyer, the Navy said. In August, Sawyer replaced fleet commander Vice Admiral Joseph Aucoin, who was fired after the accidents.