Marine Commander fired after not reporting assault charge
MCAS NEW RIVER, Onslow County - The Commander of Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 464 (HMH-464) out of Marine Corps Air Station New River was relieved of her duties Wednesday.
Lt. Col. Jennifer Grieves, was relieved of her command Wednesday by Maj. Gen. Matthew Glavy, commander of the 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing. Onslow County Sheriff Hans Miller confirmed a Military.com report that she was fired after not reporting a domestic assault charge that came at her home on Dec. 16 in Sneads Ferry.
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The incident happened around 3 a.m. on Dec. 16 and came from a domestic argument, according to the arrest report retrieved from Military.com. She was released on a $500 bond and the charge is still pending because the military is still investigating. The Onslow County Sheriff's Office is not investigating, Miller said.
Earlier Wednesday, it was reported Grieves lost her job "due to a loss of trust and confidence in her ability to continue to lead," according to a news release sent out by officials at Camp Lejeune. Glavy based his decision on issues stemming from an off-duty incident that was not properly reported. The unreported incident was not related to squadron operations.
Grieves, who assumed command of the squadron in May 2016, has been replaced by Lt. Col Troy Callahan, formerly of Marine Operational Test and Evaluation Squadron One (VMX-1), as commander of the squadron. Grieves will be reassigned within II Marine Expeditionary Force.
Grieves was the first-ever aircraft commander of Marine One, the presidential helicopter. She received personal acknowledgment and a send-off from then-President Barack Obama.