Navy Captain relieved of duties at Naval Station Norfolk

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NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — The commander of Naval Station Norfolk’s Destroyer Squadron 2 was relieved of his duties Wednesday, according to Naval officials.

The Navy says that Captain Anthony Simmons failed to, “Demonstrate the exemplary conduct expected.”

Deputy Commander Captain Erik Eslich has assumed command of Destroyer Squadron 2.

Simmons assumed command of Destroyer Squadron 2 in March 2016. He has been reassigned.

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