Coast Guard Captain canned


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[B]Capt. Suzanne E. Englebert Fired for Unacceptable Command Climate[/B]

	 			April 17, 2010

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SEATTLE — Rear Adm. Gary T. Blore, Commander, Thirteenth Coast Guard District, has temporarily relieved Capt. Suzanne E. Englebert of her duties as commander of Coast Guard Sector Seattle, citing a loss of confidence in the officer’s ability to command.

“The decision to relieve a commanding officer is never easy and is taken very seriously,” said Blore. “Due to an unacceptable command climate this commander no longer had my confidence to command an effective unit. I firmly believe this decision was made in the best interest of the unit and the Service.”

Pending a final determination by the Commandant of the Coast Guard in Washington, D.C., Capt. Scott Bornemann has been temporarily assigned to command Sector Seattle. The Sector is conducting normal operations.

Sector Seattle oversees the comprehensive maritime safety, security and marine environmental response operations throughout the Sector’s vast 3,500 square mile area of responsibility. Sector Seattle faces many challenges posed by the complexity of the Puget Sound area including numerous high risk, as well as economically and nationally significant maritime operations, including the nation’s largest ferry system, the third largest container port, 1.3 million recreational boaters, over 200 cruise ship arrivals annually, over 5,000 deep draft vessel transits annually, home to the Alaskan fishing fleet, the third largest strategic naval port and 15 billion gallons of oil products moved annually.


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Bio of the good Capt. http://www.pshsc.org/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderfiles/biographycaptenglebert.pdf (DAMN is she UGLY!)

And here is another story with more “insight”:

Thursday, April 15, 2010
Last updated 6:09 p.m. PT
[B]Seattle Coast Guard commander relieved of duties[/B]

By CHRIS GRYGIEL
SEATTLEPI.COM STAFF
The commander of Coast Guard Sector Seattle has been temporarily relieved of her duties.
Capt. Suzanne E. Englebert was suspended by Rear Adm. Gary T. Blore, who heads the Thirteenth Coast Guard District.
“The decision to relieve a commanding officer is never easy and is taken very seriously. Due to an unacceptable command climate this commander no longer had my confidence to command an effective unit. I firmly believe this decision was made in the best interest of the unit and the Service,” Blore said in a statement Thursday.
Capt. Scott Bornemann has been temporarily assigned to Sector Seattle, pending a final determination by the Commander of the Coast Guard in Washington, D.C., according to a news release.
Englebert assumed command of the Seattle Sector in August of 2008. She was in charge of coordinating numerous federal agencies and industry with more than 400 active duty, reserve and civilian employees whose duties include responding to oil spills and earthquakes.
Commander Mark McCadden, chief of external affairs for Coast Guard District 13, told KOMONEWS.com that the decision was the result of an independent investigation.
The Coast Guard had concerns that Englebert’s command was not open to communication from subordinates to superiors, neglected mentoring of junior personnel and there was a lack of a feeling of mutual professional respect among unit members.
McCadden told KOMONEWS.com that nothing surfaced in the investigation indicating that safety had been compromised.
The Coast Guard’s Seattle Sector includes 10 ports and 12 counties with commercial maritime interests. The unit’s Vessel Traffic Center is the largest in the country - covering 3,500 square miles, including waterways from Oregon to Canada, including Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Montana. It also oversees the nation’s largest ferry system and the movement of more than 200 cruise ships, 1.3 million recreational boaters and 15 billion gallons of oil products each year.