YOKOSUKA, Japan (NNS) -- The commander of U.S. 7th Fleet
, Vice Adm. Jonathan W. Greenert, has directed Jan. 20 that the commanding officer of USS San Francisco
(SSN 711), Cmdr. Kevin Mooney, be reassigned pending the results of an investigation into the sub’s grounding during operations in the Western Pacific Ocean.
Mooney is reassigned to Submarine Squadron 15, based in Guam, pending the results of an investigation to determine the cause of the sub’s grounding Jan. 8 that resulted in the death of one Sailor and injuries to 23 others.
Cmdr. Andrew Hale, Submarine Squadron 15 deputy commander, will assume the duties as commanding officer of San Francisco.