(CBS13) – A Marine Corps basic is off the job Wednesday, lower than a yr after 9 servicemembers, together with Stockton sailor Chris “Bobby” Gnem, had been killed when their amphibious car sank off the coast of Southern California.
Army officers say he did not correctly practice marines and sailors and consider the platoon earlier than final summer time’s train on the water.
That accident, which is likely one of the deadliest for marines in recent times, killed 9 troops when their seafaring tank sank off the Southern California coast.
Main Common Robert Castellvi was suspended in April, and now, the previous commanding basic of the first Marine Division has formally been relieved from his place.
This growth comes because the household of the victims demanded accountability. One of many victims was 22-year-old Chris “Bobby” Gnem, a Navy sailor from Stockton.
Gnem was a hospital corpsman who joined the Navy after graduating from Lincoln Excessive Faculty in 2016.
This can now go on Castellvi’s everlasting document and be considered as as to whether or not the marine corps will promote or retain him. This is able to often forestall an officer from being promoted and even taking a job of duty for the care of troops.