VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) - The commanding officer of Strike Fighter Squadron One Zero Six (VFA-106) has been relieved of his duties amidst an investigation into claims he had an inappropriate relationship with a female Navy civilian employee.
According to the U.S. Navy, Cmdr. Edward C. White was relieved due to loss of confidence in his ability to command, following preliminary findings.
Cmdr. Brent Blacker has replaced White as the "Gladiators" commander a month earlier than expected. Blacker was already scheduled to take command of the squadron on September 26 at a change of command.
The Navy says White has commanded VFA-106, based at Naval Air Station Oceana, since June 2012. He has been temporarily assigned to Commander, Naval Air Force Atlantic pending final results of the investigation.
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