A commanding officer from Rock Island was removed from the job after humiliating three reservists in front of other sailors, a Navy report says.
Lt. Cmdr. Jack O'Neill was in charge of Navy Operational Support Center Rock Island until March 19.
An investigative report released Wednesday by Navy Reserve Forces Command in Norfolk, Va., says O'Neill was upset several sailors missed physical training during a drill weekend. He ordered those sailors to perform a body-building exercise in front of others, with each saying "I do what I want" after each repetition.
The report was obtained by The Associated Press through the Freedom of Information Act.
The sailors said they were embarrassed. O'Neill later apologized.
The Navy considers the incident hazing. It happened weeks after a hazing prevention office was created.
Sailors in the command reported the hazing incident after a routine drill the weekend of March 9-10 and an investigation took place.
O’Neill, 42, was reassigned temporarily to the Army Garrison on the Arsenal. Lt. Cmdr. Gregory Cissell has taken command of the support center temporarily.
O’Neill had been in command of the operations support center since July 2011.
The support center on the Arsenal is one of 122 nationwide. The centers train and provide support to reservists.