October 19, 2020

Marine Corps fires commander after 9 service members died when their amphibious assault vehicle sank into the sea



a group of people looking at the camera: Marine Corps Lt. Col. Michael J. Regner Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Jailine L. AliceaSantiago


© Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Jailine L. AliceaSantiago
Marine Corps Lt. Col. Michael J. Regner Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Jailine L. AliceaSantiago

  • The Marine Corps has decided to fire the commander of the unit involved in an amphibious assault vehicle (AAV) accident that left nine service members dead in July, the Marine Corps said in a press statement Tuesday evening.
  • The Marine Corps said that Lt. Col. Michael Regner, the commander of Battalion Landing Team 1/4 attached to the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit, was relieved “due to a loss in trust and confidence in his ability to command as a result of the assault amphibious vehicle mishap.”
  • The Marine Corps investigation into the AAV accident that killed eight Marines and a Navy sailor is still ongoing.
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