US Navy Cmdr. Luis Molina relieved of Command

The USS Pasadena, a Los Angeles class fast-attacksub, is currently undergoing maintenance at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, in Kittery, Maine, and has been there since September of 2011.  USS Oasadena was formerly based at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.

Navy Rear Adm. Rick Breckenridge, the commander of Submarine Group Two, says he lost confidence in Cmdr. Molina’s ability to lead the submarine through its maintenance overhaul.  As usual the Navy will not release details.

Cmdr. Mark E. Cooper has assumed all duties as commanding officer of Pasadena.