HERE WE GO AGAIN! - ANOTHER MARINE AVIATION
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Get out the score cards, gang. Here we go again. Another Marine Aviation commanding officer has been fired.
Lt. Col. Wade Workman of Fighter Attack Squadron 232 at Miramar, was relieved because of a "loss of trust and confidence in (Workman's) ability to serve as a squadron commander," according to Maj. Gen. Mark Wise, commanding officer of the 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing.
A source told MilitaryCorruption.com the 1997 Naval Academy graduate had fostered a command climate that "negatively impacted" trust in the unit.
FEW DETAILS ON WHY WORKMAN FIRED
Two F/A-18s from the unit have crashed in the past few months. However, a Marine spokesperson went out of his way to say that did not figure into Workman's dismissal. We
The Columbus, Ohio native is the fourth Marine flyer and air commander fired in the past year. Other light colonels who saw their military career suddenly end were Edward Pavelka, Armando Gonzalez, and (see Related Stories below) Lt. Col. Michael Hernandez.
Workman served multiple deployments in both Iraq and Afghanistan and is credited with 2900 flight hours without mishap. He had been commander of the 232nd for just under a year.
|MARINE LT COLONEL FIRED (SCAPEGOATED) AT
MIRAMAR - MICHAEL HERNANDEZ CAN KISS 26-YR
MILITARY CAREER GOODBYE - COMMANDER OF
USMC AVIATION LOGISTICS SQUADRON 11 "NOT
UNDER INVESTIGATION FOR ANY WRONGDOING,"
SAYS SPOKESPERSON - LACK OF SUPPORT FROM
HIGHER HEADQUARTERS AND SHORTAGE OF SPARE
PARTS SPELLED DOOM FOR THIS FORMER SGT E-5