The commanding officer of Electronic Attack Squadron 136 was relieved of his post due to a loss of confidence in his ability to command the squadron.
Commanding Officer of Electronic Attack Squadron 136 Fired by US Navy
According to the Navy Times, the Navy has fired the commanding officer of Electronic Attack Squadron 136, William Coulter, due to his loss of confidence in his ability to command. Coulter became the commanding officer of the squadron, which is based out of Naval Air Station Whidbey Island in January 2023.
Commander Paul Ritter, who was slated to become the commanding officer of the squadron in April 2024 is assuming his duties leading the “Guantless” immediately. Currently, the commanding officer Coulter is being temporarily assigned to VAQ Wing Pacific.
The commanding officer is one out of 11 commanding officers ousted in the year 2023.
Commanding Officer Coulter’s Background
According to Task and Purpose, the commanding officer is a native of Seattle, Washington, where he attended the University of Washington and graduated with a degree in Criminal Justice. He was then commissioned into the Navy in 2004 through the Naval ROTC Program.
Commanding officer Coulter logged over 2,800 flight hours and 350 carrier landings, earning decorations that included two Air Medals and a Defense Meritorious Service Medal.