Wednesday, November 23, 2011

What Do You Do With A Drunken...C.O.?

Well, this one got Admiral's Mast and got hit with Sexual Harassment, Conduct Unbecoming, Drunk and Disorderly, Use of Indecent Language, Maltreatment of a Subordinate, and Simple Assault.

You never make Admiral after that, so he resigned his commission.


Rev. Paul said...

What a waste. Maybe it's because women weren't serving in ships of the line, back in my day, but I don't remember the COs carrying on like this.

Maybe I was just naive, or maybe they just hid it better. But you didn't see stories like this in the Navy Times, then.

Bob said...

@Rev. Paul: I guess it's always gone on to a certain extent, it's just that, with the Freedom of Information Act, more of it is public knowledge than it used to be. When I was in the Navy working at the Ciclantfleet communications center, we'd see messages occasionally about peccadilloes such as this, but such messages were of course highly classified and not public knowledge. And, in my personal experience during a deployment, I remember the case of a senior officer who was messages to his comely female secretary in a helicopter on the hangar deck.