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Navy Admiral Ousted Over Allegations of Computer Misuse

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    Navy Admiral Ousted Over Allegations of Computer Misuse
    U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jeff Troutman/Released
    Rear Adm. Richard Williams Jr. gives a speech during a change of command ceremony at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, June 26.

    The Navy has removed a Coronado-based admiral from his job on allegations he misused government computer equipment.

    A statement obtained by the San Diego Union-Tribune says Rear Admiral Richard L. Williams was relieved of command of Carrier Strike Group 15 on Jan. 8.

    No details of the alleged misuse were released but officials say no classified material was involved.

    Williams was administratively reassigned to the U.S. Third Fleet staff in Point Loma. He has not commented.

    Williams, a 1984 graduate of the Rochester Institute of Technology, took command of the North Island Naval Air Station-based strike group in July.

    The newspaper reported Monday that Captain Chris Barnes is serving as the interim commander until a permanent replacement is named.