Marine Corps general relieved of duties over deadly California training accident

The incident, which took place off California’s San Clemente Island on July 30, was described as the worst amphibious assault vehicle (AAV) accident in Marine Corps history. 

Maj. Gen. Robert F. Castellvi, who was suspended in April from his new position as the Marine Corps inspector general, was the former commanding general of 1st Marine Division, which was in charge of the AAV platoon when their landing craft sank during the exercise, according to reports.

US MARINE RECRUIT DIES DURING FINAL ROUND OF TRAINING KNOWN AS ‘CRUCIBLE’

U.S. Marine Maj. Gen. Robert F. Castellvi is shown during a ceremony at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton in California on Sept. 11, 2020. (Cpl. Jailine L. AliceaSantiago/U.S. Marine Corps via AP)

U.S. Marine Maj. Gen. Robert F. Castellvi is shown during a ceremony at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton in California on Sept. 11, 2020. (Cpl. Jailine L. AliceaSantiago/U.S. Marine Corps via AP)

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