Navy fires EOD unit commander


The Navy fired the leader of a California-based explosive ordnance disposal unit Thursday, citing “a loss of confidence in his ability to command.”

Cmdr. Sean S. Kido’s relief as head of Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit 11 was not due to any misconduct or adverse findings from a command investigation, according to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Group 1 spokeswoman Lt. Kara Handley.

“It was a loss of confidence over time,” she said in an email.

Kido, 40, has been reassigned to the group in San Diego, and Cmdr. Evan Colbert has taken command of EODMU 11 in Imperial Beach, she said.

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Source: Navy Times