He started out as a junior electrical mechanic training at HMS St Vincent and HMS Daedalus, before HMS Ark Royal took him on his first overseas deployment in 1965 with the Sea Vixens of 899 Squadron. He is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame and was commissioned an ensign through the Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps program. He is also a distinguished graduate of the National War College earning a Master of Science in National Security Affairs. Call MyNavy Career Center: 833-330-MNCC, or 901-874-MNCC (DSN 882-6622), Email MNCC, MNCC Chat Comments or Suggestions about this Website? He was removed from command after Mr Tur, 42, was found dead off the southeastern coast of Cuba in 2015. Commander is a common Naval officer rank.Commander is also used as a rank or title in other formal organizations, including several police forces. Grady then commanded USS Cole (DDG 67), deploying as part of NATO’s Standing Naval Forces Mediterranean. Adm. Christopher W. Grady is a native of Newport, Rhode Island. Fleet Installations and Environmental Readiness, Commander, Naval Air Force Atlantic (AIRLANT), Commander, Naval Surface Force Atlantic (SURFLANT), Commander, Submarine Force Atlantic (SUBLANT), Navy Munitions Command Atlantic (NMCLANT), Naval Meteorology and Oceanography Command (METOC). In court papers Nettleton’s daughter confirmed she saw the fight and that Mr Tur had left the home, but he was not seen alive again. A friend of Mr Tur’s reported getting a call from him in which he said he was at Nettleton’s home and had “just knocked the skipper out.”. Welcome to Commander, Navy Region Japan Commander, U.S. Mr Tur’s family had wanted a much more severe sentence and federal prosecutors had asked a judge for up to 46 months in prison. All Hands Magazine is produced by the Defense Media Activity for U.S. Navy Office of Information. NAVY PERSONNEL COMMAND: 5720 Integrity Drive, Millington TN 38055-0000 Address Correspondence to: Attn: PERS-### or BUPERS-### This is an official U.S. Navy Website Need Career, Pay or Personnel help? As a department head, he served as weapons control officer and combat systems officer in USS Princeton (CG 59). Prosecutors said that after Mr Tur disappeared Nettleton failed to tell searchers that he was last seen at his home and mislead them that he was last seen at the club. Naval Forces Europe and U.S. In his most recent assignment, he was the commander, U.S. 6th Fleet and the commander, Naval Striking and … Mr Tur, who worked at the base’s main shopping complex, had accused Nettleton at the club of having an affair with his wife and later confronted him at the home. Al said: ‘There is nothing in my career I have regretted, and I would do it all again. The Guinness Book of World Records recognised Al for being the Most Versatile Sportsman, representing the national teams in 110-metre hurdles, bobsleigh and karate. Ashore, Grady first served on the staff of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and then as naval aide to the Chief of Naval Operations (CNO). Are you sure you want to delete this comment? Create a commenting name to join the debate, There are no Independent Premium comments yet - be the first to add your thoughts, There are no comments yet - be the first to add your thoughts. A former US Navy commander was jailed for two years for lying about a drunken fight with a Guantanamo Bay base worker who later turned up dead. As captain of Great Britain’s karate team, he beat the visiting Japanese team and the 1976 film The Empty Hand was made about this. Former Navy commander jailed for lying in Guantanamo Bay drowning case, You may not agree with our views, or other users’, but please respond to them respectfully, Swearing, personal abuse, racism, sexism, homophobia and other discriminatory or inciteful language is not acceptable, Do not impersonate other users or reveal private information about third parties, We reserve the right to delete inappropriate posts and ban offending users without notification. The trial heard that an autopsy found Mr Tur died from drowning but had suffered fractured ribs before he entered the water and had a cut head. He is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame and was commissioned an ensign through the Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps program. News Defence Royal Navy commander receives Gold Valedictory Certificate as he retires after 58 years in service A ROYAL Navy sailor’s career spanning 58 … His personal awards include the Distinguished Service Medal, Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit with four gold stars, Meritorious Service Medal with four gold stars, Joint Service Commendation Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal with three gold stars, and the Combat "V," and Joint Service Achievement Medal. He also served on the staff of the CNO as the assistant branch head, Europe and Eurasia Politico-Military Affairs Branch (OPNAV N524). Independent Premium Comments can be posted by members of our membership scheme, Independent Premium. This website and its associated newspaper are members of Independent Press Standards Organisation (IPSO). Want an ad-free experience?Subscribe to Independent Premium. Want to bookmark your favourite articles and stories to read or reference later? He assumed command of U.S. Fleet Forces Command/U.S. Please continue to respect all commenters and create constructive debates. Twin of sister killed alongside her two daughters praises her as 'devoted mum', Royal Navy origins of these 11 everyday sayings. Nettleton was not charged over Tur’s death but was convicted earlier this year on six counts of obstruction of justice and lying to officials. Due to the sheer scale of this comment community, we are not able to give each post the same level of attention, but we have preserved this area in the interests of open debate.