David Sosa, a former Haines Borough manager who requested to be released from his three-year contract, has left his post as commandant of midshipmen at the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy.

Sosa started his position in Haines in April 2014 and submitted his resignation in November 2015 to move to Kings Point, N.Y.

Reached this week, Sosa declined to comment on why he left the academy position.

Veronica Barry, a public affairs officer for the U.S Merchant Marine Academy’s Office of External Affairs, earlier this week said Sosa had “been given a special assignment.”

Two days later, she sent an email to the Chilkat Valley News stating, “David Sosa is no longer employed at USMMA.”