Captain, executive officer, of San Diego-based Navy ship fired

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The commanding officer and executive officer of the San Diego-based USS Montgomery were relieved of command Thursday, Dec. 30, according to a Cmdr. Richard J. Zamberlan and Cmdr. Phillip Lunderberg were relieved “due to a loss of confidence in their ability to command,” a Navy statement read. No other details were provided for the reasons behind the firings, though the San Diego Union-Tribune reported that “the loss of confidence is connected to a mishandled sexual harassment complaint on the ship,” citing a source familiar with the vessel. Cmdr. Dustin Lonero of the USS Coronado has been assigned as the Montgomery's new commanding officer until a permanent replacement is found. Zamberlan and Lundberg will be reassigned to Commander, Naval Surface Force, U.S. Pacific Flee
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