Senior Chief Yeoman (SS) Savan Patel has been fired as chief of the boat on the submarine Louisville. He had served in that position since July 2009. (Navy)
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The fast attack submarine Louisville's top enlisted man was fired Jan. 5, according to a Submarine Force Pacific spokeswoman.
Senior Chief Yeoman (SS) Savan Patel was relieved as chief of the boat by his commanding officer, Cmdr. Lee Sisco, due to a loss of confidence in Patel's ability to serve in that capacity, according to SUBPAC spokeswoman Cmdr. Christy Hagen.
A native of Edison, N.J., Patel, 32, is a 14-year Navy veteran who served on three fast attack submarines prior to his assignment to the Louisville. He reported as chief of the boat in July 2009 after completing the Navy's Senior Enlisted Academy and Command Leadership School in Newport, R.I.