The leaders of the elite U.S. Navy SEAL Team 7 have been got rid of from command Friday after allegations have been raised a few sexual attack and consuming whilst gadgets have been deployed in Iraq, army officers stated.

A protection authentic informed NBC News the motion used to be associated with a declare by means of a girl who stated she used to be sexually assaulted by means of a member of the team over the 4th of July weekend and allegations that platoon individuals have been consuming within the fight zone.

The 3 team leaders are being held accountable for the nature of their platoon, the protection authentic stated.

The 3, recognized as Cmdr. Edward Mason, the commanding officer; Lt. Cmdr. Luke Im, the manager officer; and Command Master Chief Hugh Spangler, the platoon’s best enlisted chief, can be relieved of duty and moved to different jobs, stated Naval Special Warfare Command Capt. Tamara Lawrence.

One senior enlisted team member, who used to be no longer named, can also be redeployed, Lawrence stated.

“The reliefs are the result of a loss of confidence in their ability to command and ability to lead, respectively, following leadership failures that resulted in a breakdown of good order and discipline within the unit while deployed to a combat zone,” she stated.

FILE – In this Thursday, May 30, 2019, report photograph, Navy Special Operations Chief Edward Gallagher leaves an army court on Naval Base San Diego together with his spouse, Andrea Gallagher, in San Diego. Edward Gallagher, who has been charged with allegedly killing an Islamic State prisoner in his care and tried homicide for the shootings of two Iraq civilians in 2017, is scheduled to head on trial Monday, June 17, 2019. (AP Photo/Julie Watson, File)

Navy Special Operations Chief Edward Gallagher, proper, walks together with his spouse, Andrea Gallagher as they come to army court docket on Naval Base San Diego, Tuesday, June 18, 2019, in San Diego. Jury variety endured Tuesday morning within the court-martial of the adorned Navy SEAL, who’s accused of stabbing to dying a wounded teenage Islamic State prisoner and wounding two civilians in Iraq in 2017. He has pleaded no longer in charge to homicide and tried homicide, fees that raise a possible lifestyles sentence. (AP Photo/Julie Watson)

Edward Gallagher, a US Navy Special Operations Chief going through homicide trial within the dying of an Islamic State prisoner, leaves an army court on Naval Base San Diego after an army pass judgement on cited interference by means of prosecutors, graphic part on grey

Navy Special Operations Chief Edward Gallagher, left, hugs his spouse, Andrea Gallagher, after leaving an army court on Naval Base San Diego, Thursday, May 30, 2019, in San Diego. The adorned Navy SEAL going through a homicide trial within the dying of an Islamic State prisoner used to be freed Thursday from custody after an army pass judgement on cited interference by means of prosecutors. (AP Photo/Julie Watson)

U.S. Navy SEAL Special Operations Chief Edward Gallagher’s protection lawyer Tim Parlatore speaks to the media after opening arguments within the soldier’s court-martial trial at Naval Base San Diego in San Diego, California , U.S., June 18, 2019. REUTERS/Mike Blake

U.S. Navy SEAL Special Operations Chief Edward Gallagher leaves court docket together with his spouse Andrea, her identify tattooed on his wrist, after the primary day of jury variety at this court-martial trial at Naval Base San Diego in San Diego, California , U.S., June 17, 2019. REUTERS/Mike Blake TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

Former U.S. military member King Cohn arrives at court docket to toughen U.S. Navy SEAL Special Operations Chief Edward Gallagher all over the primary day of jury variety on the court-martial trial at Naval Base San Diego in San Diego, California , U.S., June 17, 2019. REUTERS/Mike Blake

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The transfer adopted a press release by means of Gen. Richard Clarke in August of a complete overview of Special Operations Forces’ tradition and ethnics. He cited “recent incidents.”

In overdue August, NBC News received a memo from Rear Adm. Collin Green, commander of Naval Special Warfare Command, which known as for sweeping adjustments and criticized a flow “from our Navy core values of Honor, Courage, and Commitment” and “lack of action at all levels of leadership.”

In the memo, Green lays out steering on a “back to basics” management method.

Green redeployed the Team 7 leaders, Lawrence stated. The protection authentic stated they have been expecting reassignment.

Separately in July, Special Operations Chief Edward Gallagher used to be acquitted by means of an army jury of homicide within the dying of a teenager ISIS fighter when he used to be deployed with Team 7 in Iraq in 2017.

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