Commanding officer of Coast Guard Cutter Steadfast temporarily relieved

Commanding officer of Coast Guard Cutter Steadfast temporarily relieved
ALAMEDA, Calif. – The Coast Guard temporarily relieved Cmdr. John R. Bitterman, commanding officer of Coast Guard Cutter Steadfast from Astoria, Ore., Monday due to loss of confidence in his abilities to command. Cmdr. John Pruitt from Coast Guard Motion Picture & Television Office in Los Angeles has assumed temporary command of Cutter Steadfast. Bitterman has been temporarily reassigned...