USS Cowpens Executive Officer Replaced
The executive officer of USS Cowpens (CG 63), Cmdr. Armando Ramirez, was relieved of his duties Sept. 18 by Commanding Officer, Capt. Scott Sciretta, due to an alcohol-related incident.
Cmdr. Justin Harts will assume the duties as executive officer. Ramirez has been temporarily assigned to Naval Surface Forces, U.S. Pacific Fleet.
Cowpens is a Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser homeported in San Diego.
Press Release, September 23, 2014; Image: US Navy