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US Marine Corps Inspector General removed from office

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Information about the dismissal of Major General of the US Marine Corps Robert Castelvi was confirmed. He served as Inspector General of the USMC. In the reports of the American press, the reason for the removal of the general was named.


It became known that Robert Castelvi was removed from office in connection with the ongoing investigation into the death of marines off the coast of California last summer.

On July 30, 2020, in the area of ​​the island of San Clemente, an incident occurred with an amphibious combat vehicle. The combat vehicle began to sink while carrying out a mission to drop the Marines. As a result of the incident, 9 US ILC servicemen were killed.

US press reports indicate that the removal of the Marine Corps Inspector General was initiated by the ILC Assistant Commander during a hearing in a dedicated House subcommittee.

Earlier, several more American officers were removed from command, and representatives of the command staff of the US ILC Expeditionary Force 15 and the ILC battalion's airborne group were subjected to a different kind of administrative and disciplinary punishment.

Some time ago, the US said that the incident off the coast of California last summer was "due to a combination of factors." Among these factors, representatives of the investigation team attributed mechanical failures in the amphibious vehicle, poor maintenance, insufficient training of servicemen and an incorrect assessment of the situation by the commanders.

The removal of General Castelvi was explained as follows:

Major General Robert F. Castelvi bears some responsibility for the tragic incident with an amphibious vehicle that was about 35 years old and which leaked and sank off the coast of California. Inspection tasks were not fully resolved.
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  1. The leader of the Redskins
    The leader of the Redskins 5 May 2021 07: 29
    +18
    Or maybe he "dug up" something not convenient for the command?
    Those are the state of a separate car, this is not the level of a general. Even an inspector.
    1. seregatara1969
      seregatara1969 5 May 2021 07: 38
      +8
      And according to the documents, the FSE went through routine maintenance, expensive, and was almost new.
      1. Shurik70
        Shurik70 5 May 2021 23: 05
        0
        And we do not care who was removed there, who was sued in the United States?
        This applies to military topics only by the title of the suspended.
        Replace the amphibian and the general with a civilian ferry and its captain - nothing will change.
        Wasted time reading.
    2. AUL
      AUL 5 May 2021 07: 39
      +24
      Those commanders and deputy corps technicians are out of business here, and the inspector general should have seen a leak in every corps vehicle?
      1. Murmur 55
        Murmur 55 5 May 2021 08: 34
        +12
        hi But what about us, when there was a collapse of the ceilings in the barracks of the paratroopers, the investigation established that the builders' fault was filled with the wrong brand and quality, and (if I am not mistaken) the commander of the unit was fired, and he had to understand what brands of concrete were?
      2. Disant
        Disant 5 May 2021 12: 13
        0
        Those commanders and deputy corps technicians are out of business here, and the inspector general should have seen a leak in every corps vehicle?

        as they wrote earlier on the VO - the battalion commander was removed, according to the general, I wrote my opinion below.
        They did not write anything about the deputy technical staff.
        Here on VO right in the article (without author's signature)
        After the incident, the AAV fleet was thoroughly checked. As a result, it was discovered that "most of them are in a malfunctioning state", with a leaky body, an inoperative exit emergency lighting system !?! and inappropriate bilge pump. !!?

        how to understand this about the pumps of most machines is unclear
        1. Alf
          Alf 5 May 2021 19: 07
          +2
          Quote: Disant
          Those commanders and deputy corps technicians are out of business here, and the inspector general should have seen a leak in every corps vehicle?

          as they wrote earlier on the VO - the battalion commander was removed, according to the general, I wrote my opinion below.
          They did not write anything about the deputy technical staff.
          Here on VO right in the article (without author's signature)
          After the incident, the AAV fleet was thoroughly checked. As a result, it was discovered that "most of them are in a malfunctioning state", with a leaky body, an inoperative exit emergency lighting system !?! and inappropriate bilge pump. !!?

          how to understand this about the pumps of most machines is unclear

          How, how ... What was not supposed to be on board, they put what they found in the warehouse, well, that you were not born today ... laughing
      3. barclay
        barclay 8 May 2021 14: 41
        0
        In principle - "to the lantern" who was there in the states and for what was removed. The mug, of course, is a protocol character.
        And the moral of this fable is this: "The work of the inspectors must be carried out in good faith, because at any moment you can be extreme."
        This is for the edification of inspectors who carry out their "checks" in a bathhouse or restaurant.
    3. tihonmarine
      tihonmarine 5 May 2021 08: 27
      +4
      Quote: Leader of the Redskins
      Or maybe he "dug up" something not convenient for the command?
      The removal of the Inspector General of the Marine Corps was initiated by the Assistant Commander of the ILC , as elsewhere, the assistant handed over his boss to take his place.
      1. Murmur 55
        Murmur 55 5 May 2021 08: 36
        +1
        I also thought about it, undercover "war" + the desire to make a flag from the deputy.
      2. Egoza
        Egoza 5 May 2021 08: 41
        0
        Quote: tihonmarine
        the assistant handed over his boss to take his place.

        It's just that the boss either didn't give it or didn't. Intolerant of the current Marine Corps
        1. Sayan
          Sayan 5 May 2021 08: 50
          +5
          Quote: Egoza
          Quote: tihonmarine
          the assistant handed over his boss to take his place.

          It's just that the boss either didn't give it or didn't. Intolerant of the current Marine Corps

          Ghe-hehe, but still not a Negro wassat
          1. prior
            prior 5 May 2021 09: 56
            +3
            The motto is "Save your asses" in action.
            To cover their asses, the leadership of the ILC threw the inspector's ass.
            They found a primitive chela for the role of a "switchman". lol
          2. Alf
            Alf 5 May 2021 19: 08
            +1
            Quote: Sayan
            Quote: Egoza
            Quote: tihonmarine
            the assistant handed over his boss to take his place.

            It's just that the boss either didn't give it or didn't. Intolerant of the current Marine Corps

            Ghe-hehe, but still not a Negro wassat

            And not one-legged yet ..
      3. My doctor
        My doctor 5 May 2021 17: 40
        0
        my minus.
        Quote: tihonmarine
        as elsewhere, the assistant handed over his boss to take his place.

        So I think that the commander of the ILC and the inspector genius are not the same person.
    4. Captain Pushkin
      Captain Pushkin 5 May 2021 11: 30
      0
      Judging by the photo, it is high time for this inspector to retire, but he was getting confused under the feet of the servicemen.
      The time has come for everyone, and so that not just like that, but for the benefit of someone's asses, they dismissed him, having written off someone else's jamb on him.
    5. cat Rusich
      cat Rusich 5 May 2021 19: 49
      0
      Quote: Leader of the Redskins
      Or maybe he "dug up" something not convenient for the command?
      .
      It couldn't be easier ...
      R. Castelvi spilled into "circle of friends", what he TRUMPMST
      fellow
  2. Cowbra
    Cowbra 5 May 2021 07: 51
    +4
    News from anecdote
    * The switchman was shot
    * They began to rock the cars and pretend that they were going.
    -----------
    So what in the army have the exceptional "scow full of feces", 25 years ago? There is no money for a new one, all the money went to the F-35? With laser weapons in half? BUT
    poor maintenance, inadequate training of military personnel and incorrect assessment of the situation by commanders
    - this is not because they recruited negro-gays and hysterical women, like on the destroyer Fitzgerald, that in the middle of the combat exit they melted with each other? And not a single normal tech guy on board?
  3. Sasha from Uralmash
    Sasha from Uralmash 5 May 2021 08: 06
    +7
    That's right! Personally, the general must check every parachute, scuba gear, gas mask, machine gun, condom! And then suddenly the girls will go for a walk ...
  4. APASUS
    APASUS 5 May 2021 08: 08
    +6
    Among these factors, representatives of the investigation team attributed mechanical failures in the amphibious vehicle, poor maintenance, insufficient training of servicemen and an incorrect assessment of the situation by the commanders.

    This is in the country with the largest military budget on the planet.
  5. Graz
    Graz 5 May 2021 08: 12
    +4
    hmm. and that the inspector general must personally climb and check under each armored vehicle, strange people
    1. aszzz888
      aszzz888 5 May 2021 08: 23
      +2

      Graz (Maxim)
      Today, 08: 12
      NEW
      0
      hmm. and that the inspector general must personally climb and check under each armored vehicle, strange people
      Or maybe they have general inspectors there - like dogs not slaughtered !? bully
  6. Andrea
    Andrea 5 May 2021 08: 28
    +5
    For ... you can't ... occupy slippery positions.
    The inspector is the zits-chairman Funk, for all the shoals, no matter whose, he is responsible.
    But in fact, only the driver-mechanic (punished immediately) and his immediate superior are to blame. I underestimated, overlooked, underestimated.
    1. Disant
      Disant 5 May 2021 11: 38
      +2
      But in fact, only the driver-mechanic (punished immediately) and his immediate superior are to blame.

      Well, why - here is the car at the moment of calling back to the ship - all the crew hatches are open. On the armor, above the two large landing hatches, there are belongings in bags, and it is clear that there are a dozen of them and they occupy exactly half of the "roof" of the vehicle with a tail. And so in this video a convoy of amphibians lands on the ship, and almost all of them - with open crew hatches and a swag on the armor, which crushed the upper landing hatches.

      Where did the inspector general look?
  7. Nyrobsky
    Nyrobsky 5 May 2021 09: 53
    +5
    And figs with him, fired and fired.
    Lukashenka fired 80 at once yesterday, and then one was kicked out, weaklings.
    1. Alf
      Alf 5 May 2021 19: 11
      +2
      Quote: Nyrobsky
      Lukashenka fired 80 at once yesterday, and then they somehow kicked one out, weaklings

      So, Lukashenka has a dictatorship and suppression of freedom, and here democracy - for now, they chose the extreme, until they persuaded ...
      By the way, what is that bandage on his neck?
      1. Nyrobsky
        Nyrobsky 5 May 2021 20: 43
        0
        Quote: Alf
        By the way, what is that bandage on his neck?

        In Africa, there is a tribe in which women wear rings on their necks in order to stretch the intervertebral discs and weaken muscle tone. If the woman cheats on her husband, then the rings are gone, after which, due to the weakness of the muscles, her little head falls, the cervical vertebrae break and the woman rushes faster than the train to the spirits of her ancestors. Along the way, this pretzel also has rings on its neck for a preventive purpose, and the bandage that is pulled over it simply hides the essence - "a departure from democracy is fraught with a fracture of the vertebrae."
        1. Alf
          Alf 5 May 2021 20: 48
          0
          Quote: Nyrobsky
          There is a tribe in Africa

          Oh well, am I serious?
          1. Nyrobsky
            Nyrobsky 5 May 2021 20: 50
            +1
            Quote: Alf
            Quote: Nyrobsky
            There is a tribe in Africa

            Oh well, am I serious?

            Seriously, he has the same stray around his neck as our officer's muffler, only in a NATO way hi
            1. Alf
              Alf 5 May 2021 20: 51
              0
              Quote: Nyrobsky
              Quote: Alf
              Quote: Nyrobsky
              There is a tribe in Africa

              Oh well, am I serious?

              Seriously, he has the same stray around his neck as our officer's muffler, only in a NATO way hi

              Antiresno, damn it.
  8. Gardener91
    Gardener91 5 May 2021 10: 25
    +1
    Yes, and a fool with him. Small loss, Hydra will grow two new heads.
  9. And Us Rat
    And Us Rat 5 May 2021 11: 40
    0
    Well, at least they didn't write off all the blame on the soldiers themselves, to cover their backs. request
  10. yehat2
    yehat2 5 May 2021 14: 25
    -1
    I would like to draw your attention to the fact that responsibility is a reality in the USA.
    in our country, most likely no one would have touched an officer of this level, and if they had touched him, the leadership would have otmazat or maximum reprimand soldered, and the extreme would have been found lower. It will not be possible to build a healthy state without unconditional responsibility. And we have forgotten it thanks to Khrushchev.
  11. Bradley
    Bradley 5 May 2021 15: 25
    +1
    Gene. The inspector is not personally obliged to control all this, but if he knew about such problems and did nothing, then this is another story.

    It explains everything.
    Major General Robert F. Castelvi bears some responsibility for the tragic incident with an amphibious vehicle that was about 35 years old and which leaked and sank off the coast of California. Inspection tasks were not fully resolved.

    The inspector simply hammered a bolt on the faulty car, which, most likely, was reported to him.
    It is enough just a report on the state of the fleet of vehicles in the battalion, the very fact of the report. Even if he did not see him in the eyes, he was obliged to know about him, which means to take action.

    However, the investigation is still ongoing, so this is not the final decision.
  12. xorek
    xorek 5 May 2021 19: 43
    +1
    An ordinary switchman, albeit a general .. In the Army it happens, someone covered his butt negative