MIAMI (Tribune News Service) — Capt. John “J.R.” Nettleton, the commander of the U.S. Navy base at Guantanamo Bay, has been removed from the remote outpost and reassigned to headquarters, the Navy announced Wednesday, but it declined to elaborate because of an ongoing Naval Criminal Investigative Services probe.
The announcement follows a mysterious death on the base being investigated by NCIS. A commissary worker named Christopher Tur, 42, was found dead in the waters of Guantanamo Bay at about 11:30 a.m. Jan. 10, Mike Andrews, a Navy Region Southeast spokesman, told the Miami Herald on Jan. 15. He had been reported missing a day earlier.
Well, this will get interesting.
By the way, as the article notes, the Base Commander isn’t in charge of the units on base. Rather, he’s like the innkeeper, providing services to the tennant units stationed there, such as housing, public works, personnel support and commissary and exchange activities.