Commander, Coastal Riverine Group ONE (CRG 1) Capt. Chris Peterschmidt suspended Capt. David Haas from his duties as Deputy Commander of CRG 1. Haas has been temporarily reassigned to the staff of Expeditionary Training Group.
The decision to reassign Haas was made based upon allegations in connection with an ongoing Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS) investigation into Glenn Defense Marine. The reassignment took effect Nov. 15. He retains his rank.
CRG 1 is the Coastal Riverine Group based in San Diego. Coastal Riverine Force Sailors conduct port and harbor security, high value asset protection, offensive combat operations and maritime security operations in rivers, harbors and coastal waterways.
Press Release, November 22, 2013; Image: US Navy