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SAN DIEGO (Web Desk) – The commander of the Navy based in San Diego, has been terminated from service due to allegations that he used his government computer to watch pornography.

Rear Admiral Rick Williams was appointed in Navy’s Carrier Strike Group 15.

He was removed from his position on Friday.

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Williams was found to have looked at pornographic images on his government computer during a routine inspection.

While this violated Navy rules, the misuse of the computer did not involve any classified material and the investigation is ongoing.

“They have enough information to say it wasn’t just a mistake,” the source said. “It was extensive enough that they knew it was not just an error.”

Williams had been the head of Carrier Strike Group 15 since June. Its mission is to train Pacific Fleet Carrier Strike Groups, Amphibious Ready Groups, and independently deploy surface ships prior to deployment.

Prior to this he commanded Navy Region Hawaii and Naval Surface Group Middle Pacific from 2013 through 2015.

Williams, who has 16 military awards, is the first senior commander fired since 2013.