The commanding officer of Naval Air Station Whidbey Island’s Fleet Air Reconnaissance Squadron (VQ) 1, Cmdr. Jeffrey Wissel, has been relieved of duty while allegations of personal misconduct are investigated.
A brief statement released by Commander, Naval Air Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet said Wissel was relieved late Monday afternoon by Vice Adm. Allen G. Myers.
Executive officer, Cmdr. David Sauve, has assumed command of VQ-1 pending the outcome of the investigation.
“The responsibility of officers in command of their units, their sailors and their mission is absolute; we take their performance very seriously,” the statement read. “Our standards of conduct and performance for commanding officers are extremely high.”
Wissel took command of VQ-1 in April, 2011.