USS Mississippi’s CO Relieved of Duties

The commanding officer (CO) of the Pearl Harbor-based fast attack submarine USS Mississippi (SSN 782) was relieved of his duties Feb. 27 due to a loss of confidence in his ability to command.

Cmdr. Tory Swanson was removed from his position by Captain Harry Ganteaume, Commander, Submarine Squadron 1, based at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam.

A command investigation into the circumstances leading to Swanson’s relief is ongoing.

Swanson, who had served aboard Mississippi since April 2013, has been administratively reassigned to the staff of Commander, Submarine Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet, at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii.

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