Head of Gitmo Bay Navy base fired amid probe

January 22, 2015 5:30 PM

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Capt. John Nettleton is being investigated in connection with an alleged affair with a woman on the base and the recent death of her husband, federal officials who were not authorized to speak publicly said Wednesday.

Rear Adm. Mary Jackson, head of Navy Region Southeast, fired Nettleton on Wednesday "due to loss of confidence in Nettleton's ability to command," the region said in a press release. Guantanamo Bay military prison in Cuba, operated by a federal joint task force, is located within the naval air stati...

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