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    Coast Guard Relieves Commander of Biggest Station for Failing to Act on Harassment Claims

    Coast Guard Relieves Commander of Biggest Station for Failing to Act on Harassment Claims

    The Coast Guard has removed the commanding officer of its largest small boat station, Station .

    The service announced Friday that it relieved Cmdr. David Ruhlig on June 3 “due to a loss of confidence in his ability to fulfill the expectations of his position.” Ruhlig had commanded the unit for three years and was expected to turn the station over in September.

    According to a Coast Guard press release, Rear Adm. John Mauger, the former commander of the First Coast Guard District who relinquished that position in May, recommended the relief for cause.

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    Station New York, on Staten Island in New York , is the largest and one of the busiest boat stations in the Coast Guard, conducting more than 3,800 hours a month in law enforcement and search and rescue operations. More than 140 active-duty and reserve personnel are assigned to it.

    According to Coast Guard First District Public Affairs, an investigation showed that Ruhlig did not take steps to address allegations of harassment within his unit.

    “The Coast Guard takes all reports of harassment seriously and is committed to providing all members with a safe and respectful environment to work. Therefore, Cmdr. Ruhlig was relieved of command and has been reassigned to Coast Guard Headquarters,” First District spokeswoman Lt. Samantha Corcoran said in an email to .com.

    The firing is the fourth of a prominent Coast Guard leader…

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