The commanding officer of U.S. Naval Hospital Rota, Spain, was fired Monday for "unprofessional behavior," Navy Medicine East said.

Rear. Adm. Terry Moulton, head of Navy Medicine East, fired Capt. Michial Warrington "due to a loss of confidence in his judgment and ability to command after a substantiated investigation of unprofessional behavior."

A spokeswoman for Navy Medicine East declined to elaborate on the reasons for Warrington's relief, citing privacy concerns.

Capt. Todd Wagner is temporarily in command until the Navy names a replacement.

Warrington enlisted in the Navy in 1977 and served as a Fleet Marine Force corpsman until he was commissioned in 1988.

He served in Iraq at Camp Fallujah in the early 2000s as the head of a surgical company, and deployed to the Horn of Africa in the late 2000s as deputy force surgeon for the Combined Joint Task Force–Horn of Africa.

He then served as executive officer of Naval Hospital Sigonella, Italy, beginning in 2011.

David B. Larter was the naval warfare reporter for Defense News. Before that, he reported for Navy Times.

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