Seventh Fleet Commander Relieved Due to Loss of Confidence
By U.S. Pacific Fleet Public Affairs
| | Aug. 23, 2017
Vice Admiral Joseph P. Aucoin (Photo by File photo)
Commander, U.S. 7th Fleet, Vice Adm. Phillip G. Sawyer (Photo by File photo)
YOKOSUKA, Japan - Adm. Scott Swift, commander of U.S. Pacific Fleet, today relieved the commander of Seventh Fleet, Vice Adm. Joseph Aucoin, due to a loss of confidence in his ability to command.
Rear Adm. Phil Sawyer, who has already been nominated and confirmed for the position and promotion to Vice Adm., will assume command immediately.