CDR James “Slim” Pickens, XO of the Frigate Gary, Relieved Uh oh, a former cryptology maintenance technician, now the XO of the frigate Gary, has been temporarily relieved. Cause? Offensive comments and behavior towards the crew: Cmdr. James “Slim” Pickens, executive officer of the frigate Gary, relieved. That ship has done some great counter-narcotics ops in the past.