Commanding officer relieved of duty

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Coast Guard Lt. Thomas Stokes was relieved for cause as the commanding officer of Coast Guard Station New London, Conn., after an administrative review based on a loss of confidence in his ability to command the unit.

"Commanding a Coast Guard unit is one of the most vital assignments in our service," said Capt. Joseph Vojvodich, Commander of Coast Guard Sector Long Island Sound, Conn. "It is essential that I have complete trust and confidence in all the commanding officers of my field units."

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