NORFOLK--According to the Navy Times, the executive officer of the Norfolk-based carrier Dwight D. Eisenhower was “temporarily reassigned” to staff duty last week pending the results of an ongoing investigation.
Commander Phil Rosi of Naval Air Force Command Public Affairs said that Captain Marcus Hitchcock, the Eisenhower's commanding officer, removed Captain Robert Gamberg as the carrier's second in command on May 24.
Rosi said he couldn’t comment on the precise nature of the investigation, saying it would be inappropriate while ongoing, but he said that it is “not related to ship operations or safety or work performance.”
According to the Navy Times, Gamberg, a veteran EA-6B Prowler flier who earned his wings as a naval flight officer in April 1990, became the carrier’s executive officer in November.
USS Eisenhower is completing a docking planned incremental availability at Norfolk Naval Shipyard in Portsmouth, according to Rosi.
Captain Marcus Hitchcock, Commanding Officer of the Nimitz-class nuclear powered aircraft carrier USS DWIGHT D EISENHOWER (CVN 69), temporarily reassigned his Executive Officer, CAPT Robert Gamberg, 24 May, pending the results of an ongoing investigation. CAPT Gamberg has been temporarily reassigned to the staff of Commander, Naval Air Force Atlantic.
-CDR Philip Rosi, II, Naval Air Force Atlantic