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    Marines Fire Commander of Assault Amphibian School After Vehicle Mishap

    Marines Fire Commander of Assault Amphibian School After Vehicle Mishap

    The Marine Corps fired the commander of its Assault Amphibian School on Tuesday as part of its investigation into a mishap with an amphibious combat vehicle that happened in October.

    Brig. Gen. Farrell Sullivan, the head of the Marine Corps' Training Command, relieved Col. John Medeiros on Jan. 10, the service announced in a statement Wednesday.

    “Sullivan relieved Medeiros due to a loss of trust and confidence in his ability to command after receiving information obtained during the course of the ongoing investigation into an amphibious combat vehicle mishap that occurred during a training event at Pendleton, Calif.,” the statement went on to say.

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    On Oct. 13, 2022, one of the branch's amphibious combat vehicles (ACVs) rolled over in the surf while its crew was conducting training in the waters off Camp Pendleton.

    The ACV had three Marines aboard, none of whom were injured. At the time, the service said the vehicle suffered a “mechanical malfunction.”

    The Marine Corps has not yet released the results of the investigation into the incident.

    However, that was not the first time the ACVs had issues. In winter 2021, they were pulled out of the water for the first time over issues with the towing mechanism. Then, In late July 2022, two ACVs also became disabled in the water off of Camp Pendleton. That incident…

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