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Sub's top enlisted relieved for inappropriate relationship

Aug. 15, 2013 - 06:00AM   |  
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The chief of the boat aboard a Bangor, Wash.-based submarine was relieved Thursday because of an inappropriate relationship.

Senior Chief Fire Control Technician (SS) Jason Vega Cruz had served as chief of the boat for the the ballistic-missile submarine Henry M. Jackson’s blue crew since July 2012, said Lt. Ed Early, a spokesman for Submarine Group 9.

A formal investigation substantiated allegations that Vega Cruz had been having an inappropriate relationship, Early said. Vega Cruz was found guilty of violating Article 134 of the Uniform Code of Military Justice — a catch-all article that includes adultery, prostitution and any other conduct that violates good order and discipline — at a captain’s mast at Naval Base Kitsap-Bangor, Early said.

Vega Cruz received nonjudicial punishment and was removed from his position by Cmdr. Jon Moretty, the blue crew’s commanding officer.

Vega Cruz has been reassigned to administrative duties at Naval Submarine Support Center Bangor, Early said.

Early declined to go into details about the nature of the inappropriate relationship, citing privacy concerns.

Vega Cruz joined the Navy in October 1995, according to his online command bio. He served aboard the Los Angeles-class attack subs Boise, Philadelphia and Albuquerque. He also served in a shore assignment at Submarine Squadron 11 in San Diego.

Senior Chief Information Systems Technician (SS) Scott Payfer will take over as the chief of the boat aboard the Henry Jackson, Early said.

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