It was a story that rocked the headlines back in March: top brass at the Arsenal caught hazing.
But now, the Navy Operational Center is moving forward, with a new familiar face at the helm.
Seven months ago, Lieutenant Commander Jack O'Neill was relieved of his duties as Commanding Officer of the Navy Operational Support Center.
An investigation showed O'Neill was upset that several sailors missed physical training during a drill weekend.
So, O'Neill had reservists perform exercises in front of others, with each saying "I do what I want," after each repetition.
Now, things are run quite a bit differently for training the 150 reservists in the Quad Cities area.
"I just think coming in with an open mind and not thinking about this past and giving everyone a clean slate really helps too," says Lt. Cmdr. Shane Snakenberg.
After replacing an interim commander, Lieutenant Commander Snakenberg has taken the helm and says morale is back to where it should be.
"You can't just preach to people and expect them to grasp it," he explains. "You have to talk to them on a one to one basis and they have to understand where you're coming from with your experience."
And this commander's experiences stand out from most that come to the Arsenal.
That's because the Arsenal has always been in his backyard.
"This is as close to home as I can be," Snakenberg says.
The Bettendorf native has been all over the world as a navy pilot but now is happy to return to his first home.
"The stars kind of aligned," he says. "It was pretty incredible and we were all pretty ecstatic about it."
And in case you thought being local didn't make that much of a difference: in addition to training reservists, the Navy Operational Support Center also helps with local military funerals within 150 miles of the Quad Cities.
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