The U.S. Navy’s executive officer of Pacific Missile Range Facility (PMRF) Barking Sands was relieved of his duties April 24, due to unsatisfactory performance.
Cmdr. Garron Morris was removed from his position by Capt. Bruce Hay, PMRF commanding officer. Morris, who had served as executive officer since March 2012, has been administratively reassigned within the same command.
An executive officer serves in a position of trust and responsibility, and has a key role in shaping morale, good order and discipline within the command. Immediate superiors must have full confidence in the officer’s judgment and ability to lead.
PMRF Barking Sands is the world’s largest instrumented multi-environmental range capable of supporting surface, subsurface, air, and space operations simultaneously. There are over 1,100 square miles of instrumented underwater range and over 42,000 square miles of controlled airspace.
Press Release, April 28, 2014; Image: Wikimedia