The executive officer of the USS Connecticut was relieved of his duties in March due to a loss of confidence in his ability to serve as executive officer, according to a statement from the U.S. Navy.
Rear Adm. Phillip G. Sawyer removed Lt. Cmdr. Brett J. Sterneckert from his position on the Bremerton, Wash.-based fast attack submarine.
An NCIS investigation is ongoing.
Sterneckert, who had served aboard Connecticut since June 2012, has been administratively reassigned to Submarine Group 9 in Bangor, Wash.