The commanding officer of a Navy cyber unit in Italy was fired last month, officials confirmed this week.

Cmdr. Jesus “Manny” Cordero was relieved as head of the Naval Computer and Telecommunications Station in Sicily on Sept. 27, officials said.

The relief came after a U.S. Fleet Cyber Command/10th Fleet investigation that started after an Inspector General complaint, according to command spokesman Lt. Cmdr. Ben Tisdale.

The results of that investigation “brought into question Cmdr. Cordero’s integrity and leadership,” Tisdale said.

Cordero declined comment through a Navy spokesman.

Tisdale said the probe is ongoing and declined to comment on the nature of the misconduct or other disciplinary actions against Cordero.

Cordero’s unit provides communications support for U.S., NATO and coalition forces for Africa Command, Central Command and European Command.

Where Cordero will be reassigned also is still pending but Cmdr. Kelvin McGhee has been named the unit’s temporary commanding officer, Tisdale said.

A career information professional, Cordero enlisted in the Navy in 1988 and was commissioned in 1997, according to Navy service records.

He pinned on commander in 2013.

Cordero is at least the 16th member of a Navy command triad to be relieved this year, according to Navy records provided to Navy Times.

Geoff is a senior staff reporter for Military Times, focusing on the Navy. He covered Iraq and Afghanistan extensively and was most recently a reporter at the Chicago Tribune. He welcomes any and all kinds of tips at geoffz@militarytimes.com.

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