Commanding officer of Coast Guard cutter temporarily relieved of command

BOSTON- Rear Adm. Timothy Sullivan, Commander of the First Coast Guard District, has temporarily relieved the commanding officer of a Newport, Rhode Island-based cutter following reports of misconduct.

Commander Jeffery Dow was temporarily relieved from his command of Coast Guard cutter Willow on February 1, 2008, following allegations of an inappropriate relationship with a subordinate and subsequent loss of confidence by the operational commander.

The case remains under investigation.

“We take these types of allegations very seriously, and we will investigate this case fully,” said Capt. Timothy Skuby, the chief of staff of the First Coast Guard District.

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