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namvet
03-13-2010, 10:37 AM
WASHINGTON A Navy captain was demoted because she berated and assaulted her crew, not because she led her guided missile cruiser on a drag-race with another U.S. warship in the Pacific, an investigation shows.


http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,588103,00.html?test=latestnews

http://www.foxnews.com/images/600487/2_61_320.jpg

I never knew women were allowed to command warships. maybe she's related to capt Bligh ???

lacarnut
03-13-2010, 11:47 AM
Had a man done that, he would have gotten the boot. A little grab ass at a victory party after the Gulf War cost several male top brass their careers. Plus, I am sure there would never be a Congressional investigation if the shoe was on the other foot.

NJCardFan
03-13-2010, 11:55 AM
That's a female? *shudders*

namvet
03-13-2010, 11:57 AM
im just amazed she got that far up the ladder without this being known

Articulate_Ape
03-13-2010, 12:11 PM
Had a man done that, he would have gotten the boot.

If that photo is any indication, a man did.

megimoo
03-13-2010, 01:28 PM
http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,588103,00.html?test=latestnews

http://www.foxnews.com/images/600487/2_61_320.jpg

I never knew women were allowed to command warships. maybe she's related to capt Bligh ???Did she resign ?

namvet
03-13-2010, 01:41 PM
Did she resign ?

demoted. but she should have

megimoo
03-13-2010, 01:49 PM
demoted. but she should haveOnce they have that on their record they will never advance again !She,if she has any brains,will resign from the Navy !

NavySquid
03-13-2010, 01:50 PM
She has a couple of admirals in her immediate family. Good article on this at Information Dissemination:

http://www.informationdissemination.net/2010/03/fired-co-accused-of-drag-racing.html

fettpett
03-13-2010, 01:57 PM
she had a lot more against her than some stupid drag race. there was an incident just prior to going into Iraq that she was screaming at her officers while leaving a Harbor in Italy and ran aground. the crew started singing "Ding Dong the Wicked Witch is Dead" it was the second time she'd run the ship aground and everyone hated her.

NavySquid
03-13-2010, 01:59 PM
ooops ... posted wrong link.

http://mail2web.com/cgi-bin/redir.asp?lid=0&newsite=http://www.time.com/time/nation/article/0,8599,1969602-2,00.html

NavySquid
03-13-2010, 02:00 PM
:mad:

http://www.time.com/time/nation/article/0,8599,1969602-2,00.html

lacarnut
03-13-2010, 02:08 PM
:mad:

http://www.time.com/time/nation/article/0,8599,1969602-2,00.html

For as much harm she has done, I don't know why she was not booted out.

megimoo
03-13-2010, 02:41 PM
For as much harm she has done, I don't know why she was not booted out.They very seldom just dump them from the service.The Navy assumes that as an officer and a gentleman they would do the honorable thing and resign,don't know what they expect a woman to do ?

AmPat
03-13-2010, 04:04 PM
http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,588103,00.html?test=latestnews

http://www.foxnews.com/images/600487/2_61_320.jpg

I never knew women were allowed to command warships. maybe she's related to capt Bligh ???

That's Opie in a dress.:eek:

namvet
03-13-2010, 04:13 PM
:mad:

http://www.time.com/time/nation/article/0,8599,1969602-2,00.html

thanks for posting. i sent this on to some officers i served with in Nam. I served under 5 Captains. glad we didn't have anything like this. she drove morale right thru the keel !!!!

FlaGator
03-13-2010, 05:37 PM
Moving to GD. This is not breaking news.

namvet
03-13-2010, 05:43 PM
I don't know about now, but the Navy used to have a way of treating people like this by putting them into a no-authority/practically no-responsibility position with a meaningless title. They tend to become harmless zombies. At any rate she will never get another command, and probably no more sea duty so her career is effectively over. But today it is hard to be sure. She may end up working for some liberal who thinks she needs another chance and gives her authority, and she will start all over again. As a 4 striper, she has to be allowed to retire unless she commits a courts martial offence. When she gets passed over 3 times she is out...so she has about 3 years left.

fettpett
03-13-2010, 06:33 PM
:mad:

http://www.time.com/time/nation/article/0,8599,1969602-2,00.html

yep, that was the article i was referring to

NavySquid
03-15-2010, 09:14 PM
thanks for posting. i sent this on to some officers i served with in Nam. I served under 5 Captains. glad we didn't have anything like this. she drove morale right thru the keel !!!!

Wish the post could have been of a positive nature ... one o the main reasons I got out was Clinton's integration of women on combat ships. I was a plankowner on the Gettysburg (CG-64) and 3 months after my EAOS they were putting her in the yards to refit Supply berthing for women. Ironic that Capt. Graf was commander of Cowpens (CG-63) ... Cowpens was built right next to us at Bath Iron Works, was considered our sister ship. Bottom line (IMO), women in the military can work, women on ships can't. Just my opinion ...

Sonnabend
03-15-2010, 10:26 PM
I was a plankowner on the Gettysburg (CG-64)

Thank you for your service, sir. :)

NavySquid
03-16-2010, 09:42 AM
Thank you for your service, sir. :)

My pleasure ... an experience that changed my life and was probably the single best decision I ever made. The Navy let me do everything I wanted with respect to taking responsibility of operating and maintaining multi-million dollar combat systems. I would highly recommend a naval career to someone that wants to succeed in a challenging technical environment. And occasionally you get to go to some neat places.