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Commanding officer relieved of duty

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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