5 COs fired in 5 weeks, and more may follow

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  1. GreatAmerican

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    http://www.navytimes.com/news/2007/05/navy_skippers_070519w/


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    It's been a rough month for the sea services. Clockwise from top left: Cmdr. Thomas C. Graves, fired as CO of the USS Constitution; Cmdr. Jeffrey P. Menne, fired as CO of the USS Higgins; Cmdr. Marc Weeks, CO of USS Samual B. Roberts, which needed a tow into port; Cmdr. E. J. McClure, CO of the USS Arleigh Burke, which ran aground this week; and Cmdr. Michael S. Sabellico, CO of Coast Guard cutter Escanaba, who was reassigned after a bar fight.
     
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    Arleigh Burke skipper latest to be relieved

    http://www.navytimes.com/news/2007/05/navy_burke_co_fired_070521/

     
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    Lost Count

    Begining around December, I saw the first Skipper of a ship get the flush valve for "loss of confidence". I've lost count. I think it's up to 12 CO's that have had that career ending stamp put in their file. I don't remember ever seeing a number nearly that large. You might see one or two a year. Has the Command structure begun looking at a new set of standards for their Command at Sea evaluation or is this just a rash of Homer Simson's?

    Gotta love that Coastie! Bar fight? He should switch to Subs!
     
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    Cutter CO accused in bar brawl relieved

    http://www.navytimes.com/news/2007/06/coastguard_skipper_relieved_070619w/


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    Coast Guard Cmdr. Michael S. Sabellico, commanding officer of the cutter Escanaba, has relieved of command in the wake of his arrest during a Key West, Fla., port call.

     
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    Dismissal of cutter Haley CO made final

    http://www.navytimes.com/news/2007/06/coastguard_skipper_fired_070619w/

     
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    Story on CONSTITUTION CO....

    Hadn't heard of this one until now:

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    Don't the Skippers drink in the upscale bars where patrons get along? :beer1:
     
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    This one could be fun.

    Navy bad news comes in waves of three. This may be the first time that the waves come in groups of three.

    How does one lose faith in the babysitter of a 200 year old tourist attraction. Is he oogling the girls or is he senile and unable to keep up with his aerosol can of termite spray?

    For once it is not all airdales. The Prowler skipper had only been there for 9 days. Squadron COs typically fleet up from XO so he had been there for a year and a half or so. Kinda think this might be the one where the sailor was struck.

    The Burke CO is only referred to by HER initials rather than her first name as when it was first announced. Wonder whose idea that was.

    The CG skipper, married with 2 kids, was faulted for two incorrect relationships, nothing to do with the CG. Think he hugged the bar tender a little to closely before he decked him?

    Yep, Squid, it is a kinder gentler Navy now. Gone are the days of a good bar fight every import period. And if there was a sub alongside, at least one every night. Most skippers, afraid of the possible repercussions, will not even go in a bar. Those that do seem to be better skippers though. Probably coincidental, I’m sure
     
  9. Zaphod

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    You read my mind. My initial reaction was, "What? Did CONSTITUTION run aground somewhere?" After Googling, though, it looks like the issue was administrative rather than operational. Heaven only knows WTF was going on...

    You noticed that, too, eh? Her entire bio is like that.

    I wonder if NOW and the rest will celebrate her being the first female Commanding Officer to be FIRED? Hey, it's a historic milestone! :thumb:


    An old boss and friend, and hopefully soon-to-be NEW boss, spent the better part of a month in the hooskow in France along with a handful of his fellow snipes and their counterparts from a Russian sub after a ........ "disagreement"....... in a bar. :biggrin:
     
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    One of my all time best nights was at the O'Club in Rota. About 10pm the first O-5 was hauled out to the dispensary for stiches. In an hour he was back with half the nurses on base. Within a few minutes, another O-5 made the same trip for the same reason and was back with the remainder of the nurses. Usually the locals went into hiding when the battle groups pulled in. Maybe this should this be on the military nurse thread?

    It was the same night I, a brand new Lcdr, was in a amphibious strategy discussion with the MARG Commander, Marine bird colonel and told him he couldn't be correct on a point that he had just made. When he asked me why, I told him that he was the smartest person I knew and knew he was uncapable of making such a dumb statement. He WASN'T the smartest person I had ever met, and around mid morning the next day when he finally figured out what I had said, I had to go into hiding for a couple of days.

    Yep, times have changed.
     
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    I think the funniest bar “fight” I have ever seen was at Happy Hour in the Dirty Shirt O'Club Bar a couple of years ago, when I looked over and my son and his best friend were both down on the floor, amid all the spilled beer, going at it. However. due to excessive alcohol consumption, their “fighting” was not particularly effective. My curiosity got the best of me. I wanted to see what the row was all about so I sidled over to within hearing distance where I heard my son say; “Damn it, behave, you know my old man is here.”
     
  12. Zaphod

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    Indeed. :frown:
     
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    5 disciplined in Arleigh Burke grounding

    http://www.navytimes.com/news/2007/07/navy_burke_discipline_070706w/


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    Officers sent to mast
    Hearings were in response to May 15 incident.

     

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