MCAS Cherry Point unit leader relieved of duties

Lt. Col. Taylor White (US Department of Defense photo via

MCAS CHERRY POINT, Craven County - The Marine Corps announced Thursday a unit commander has been relieved of his duties.

Lt. Col. Taylor White was relieved of his command of the Marine Wing Support Squadron 274 at Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point due to "a loss of trust and confidence in his ability to continue to lead," according to a news release.

The announcement was made by Maj. Gen. Matthew Glavy, commander of the 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing. That wing, according to, has recently had two incidents take place: the crash of a military plane that killed 16 service members in Mississippi and the death of a MV-22 Osprey maintainer after a lightning strike that also injured another. reports 2nd Lt. Monica Witt, a spokeswoman for 2nd MAW, said MVSS-274 had no involvement in either incident and that White's relief of duties are unrelated. also reports the specifics of why White was relieved have not been released.

Glavy was also the person who announced Lt. Col. Jennifer Grieves would be relieved of her duties of the Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 464 out of MCAS New River. That took place on June 7.

White assumed command of MVSS-274 in July 2016, according to his military bio.