USS Fitzgerald commanding officer temporarily relieved
10:43 AM, Jul 12, 2017
The USS Fitzgerald's commanding officer was relieved temporarily due to injuries he suffered when the Navy ship collided with a vessel off the coast of Japan.
According to USNI News, Cmdr. Bryce Benson will be temporarily replaced as the USS Fitzgerald's commanding officer by Cmdr. John Fay. Benson was relieved by Capt. Jeffrey Bennett, commodore, Destroyer Squadron 15.