Col. Ethan C. Griffin was commander of the 436th Airlift Wing at Dover from August 2016 until June 2018.
Col. Ethan C. Griffin, formerly commander of the 436th Airlift Wing at Dover Air Force Base, has been fired from his job in California.
Maj. Gen. Sam Barrett, commander of 18th Air Force, relieved Griffin of command of the 60th Air Mobility Wing Monday, Aug. 6.
According to a press release from Scott AFB, Ill., home of the 18th AF, Barrett had “lost trust and confidence in Griffin’s ability to continue serving as commander.”
The Air Force Office of Special Investigation is probing allegations of personal financial misconduct on Griffin’s part, according to the press release. It offered no additional details, such as whether the alleged improper conduct took place at Dover AFB or at one of Griffin’s earlier assignments.
Moreover, no additional information would be released “to ensure the integrity of the investigation,” the press release stated.
“The Air Force’s core values are at the center of who we are as airmen, and we hold ourselves accountable to those values,” Barrett said in a statement. “The decision to remove a commander is not an easy one, but this is the best step to ensure continued mission success and care for the airmen of Team Travis.
According to his biography, as commander of the 60th AMW, Griffin was responsible for the combined efforts of all wing operations and support activities associated with the worldwide air mobility mission.
Travis AFB is home to the C-5M Super Galaxy, KC-10 Extender, and C-17 Globemaster III aircraft. Griffin is a command pilot with more than 3,500 flying hours.
He was commander of the 436th Airlift Wing at Dover from August 2016 until June 2018. He took command at Travis AFB July 10.