US Navy Commander Fired For Defying Vax Mandate

Stars & Stripes reports:

Cmdr. Lucian Kins was relieved of his duties Friday as second in command of the USS Winston Churchill, a destroyer, by Navy Capt. Ken Anderson, commander of Naval Surface Squadron 14.

Officials said Kins was the first naval officer to be fired as a result of a vaccine refusal.

A spokesman for the Naval Surface Force Atlantic said the reason for the firing was that Anderson lost confidence in Kins’ ability to perform his duties after he failed to obey a lawful order.

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