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The officer in charge of the Naval Undersea Warfare Center Newport Division in Rhode Island has been fired and reassigned.

The Navy said in a statement that Capt. Howard Goldman was relieved of duty on Wednesday due to a loss of confidence in his ability to command.

The Navy said it investigated reports of a "hostile work environment and poor command climate" at the facility. The investigation hasn't been released.

Goldman told The Navy Times his leadership didn't meet standards and he accepts the decision. He was reassigned to Naval Station Newport.

He became the warfare center's commanding officer in November 2014.

The Navy has assigned an acting commanding officer.

The center's divisions in Newport and Keyport, Washington, conduct research, development and testing for warfare systems.

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