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CO of USS Pittsburgh fired
2012-08-13
The commanding officer of a Groton, Conn.-based attack submarine was fired Friday for "allegations of personal misconduct," Submarine Group 2 said in a Sunday news release.

Cmdr. Michael Ward, CO of Los Angeles-class submarine Pittsburgh, was fired by Capt. Vernon Parks, commander of Submarine Development Squadron 12, SUBGRU 2 spokeswoman Lt. Cmdr. Jennifer Cragg said. Cragg, citing an ongoing investigation, declined to comment on the nature of the alleged misconduct or whether it had taken place on Pittsburgh.

It was a short end to Ward's stint in command. He had only taken charge of the crew a week before. He was temporarily relieved by Cmdr. Michael Savageaux, the officer Ward relieved on Aug. 3.

Ward is the Navy's 13th commanding officer fired this year and the fifth the Navy said was fired for misbehavior.
Posted by:tu3031

#8  This sort of reminds me of a guy I knew in the Navy. Let's call him J. While our ship was in the yards in Philadelphia, J's wife stayed with her parents in New York. He took up with a dancer at a club, telling her that he and his wife were separated. That part was true - he was in Philly, she was in New York. Anyway, when our ship left the yards, he told the dancer that he and his wife had reconciled.

His roommate, T, decided to play a trick on him - T and the comms officer faked a telegram from the dancer saying that she was not going to give him up without a fight. She planned to meet the ship when we arrived in port, knowing that J's wife would be on the pier as the ship pulled in. The dancer planned to have it out with J's wife, and let the best woman win.

They gave J the telegram when we were a few hours out from port to give him some time to stew over it. They finally had to tell him the truth before he jumped overboard.

J later was cashiered from the Navy for sexual harassment, drunkenness in uniform and a variety of other charges. Couldn't happen to a nicer guy.
Posted by: Rambler in Virginia   2012-08-13 18:20  

#7  Was the e-mail signed by Epstein's mother?
Posted by: AlmostAnonymous5839   2012-08-13 17:18  

#6  And the only reason they bagged this guy is that she dimed him out? Says a lot for his superiors...
Posted by: tu3031   2012-08-13 10:31  

#5  Character aside for the moment, guys in his position should be better problem solvers than faking his death via e-mail.
Question: Is this the first time he's screwed up? If not, his superiors' OER from ensign to this date ought to be reviewed. 'cause if it isn't, they screwed up. Costs time and money and opportunity to get a guy this far, and if he's a known loser, that's a big organizational screw up.
Posted by: Richard Aubrey   2012-08-13 09:15  

#4  in an effort to end the relationship, faked his death in an email

RE: I can't see you anymore due to my recent death.
Posted by: Spot   2012-08-13 07:51  

#3  Once again, a man with numbers following his name.
Posted by: Besoeker   2012-08-13 07:35  

#2  Zipper Failure
Posted by: badanov   2012-08-13 07:26  

#1  Ward's name sounds familiar.

Zipper troubles???
Posted by: JosephMendiola   2012-08-13 00:32  

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