Good Morning America
July 9, 2018
By Luis Martinez
2 Navy SEAL leaders relieved of duty after sexual misconduct allegations originally appeared on abcnews.go.com
The commander and the senior enlisted officer of a U.S. Navy SEAL team have been relieved of their duties after investigations into alleged sexual assault and sexual harassment while their unit was deployed to East Africa, officials said.
Both senior leaders had been sent back to the United States in May while the allegations were investigated and could possibly face administrative punishments.
“The commanding officer and command master chief of an East Coast-based Naval Special Warfare command were relieved of their duties on July 9,” said Lt. Jacqui Maxwell, a spokesperson for Naval Special Warfare Group Two.
“Cmdr. Jarrod Donaldson and Master Chief Jon Franklin were relieved from their position by Capt. Jamie Sands, commander, Naval Special Warfare Group Two,” Maxwell added.
“Donaldson and Franklin have been administratively reassigned to Naval Special Warfare Group Two.”
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