JACKSONVILLE, N.C. • Three Marine Corps officers at North Carolina's Camp Lejeune have been relieved of their command nearly two months after a training accident that killed seven Marines in Nevada.
A battalion commander, a company commander and an infantry weapons officer have been relieved after a mortar tube exploded during a field exercise March 18 at Hawthorne Army Depot, the Marines said Wednesday. Seven Marines and a sailor also were wounded.
The officers relieved were Lt. Col. Andrew McNulty, Capt. Kelby Breivogel and Chief Warrant Officer 3 Douglas Derring. The decision was made by Brig. Gen. James Lukeman, the 2nd Marine Division commander.