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Navy fires head of Michigan recruiting district

The head of Navy recruiting in Michigan was fired Tuesday, officials said.

Cmdr. John W. House, 49, was relieved of command of Navy Recruiting District Michigan “due to loss of confidence,” Navy Recruiting Command spokeswoman Lt. Cmdr. Jessica McNulty said in an email to Navy Times.

“The Navy Recruiting Command Office of the Inspector General investigated allegations relating to Cmdr. House and appropriate accountability actions will be taken,” McNulty added.

Few other details regarding House’s firing were available Wednesday and he did not return messages from Navy Times seeking comment.

The recruiting district’s executive officer, Cmdr. David Pavlik, has taken the helm of the Michigan command.

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He was temporarily reassigned to Destroyer Squadron 15, and the Task Force 70 Command Master Chief Micky Jones has assumed senior enlisted leadership duties aboard the warship.

An Arkansas native and surface warfare officer, House enlisted in 1988 and was commissioned in 1996, according to service records.

He pinned on commander in 2011 and arrived at the recruiting district in 2016.

Before that, he served on the amphibious transport dock San Diego and the frigate Hawes, among other vessels.

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