Navy Fires More Captains than Torpedoes
NORFOLK, Va. — With the recent firing of Navy Capt. Rachel Haltner, commanding officer of the USNS Comfort, shortly before a deployment to South America, the Navy has officially fired more captains than torpedoes over the last five years, Naval History and Heritage Command has announced.
"From March 30, 2010 to March 31, 2015, the Navy has fired 368 commanding officers on active service, including Haltner," according to NHHC director Capt. Henry Hendrix. "During the same time period, the Navy has fired 347 torpedoes of all types, and none in anger. Which is ironic, considering how many captains were fired in anger."
"The commanding officers' violations ranged from the (alleged) establishment of a ship-wide Thai lady-boy prostitution ring, to broadcasting a safety message that may have offended at least one sailor based on rank, job, race, gender, mixed-genders, religion, or sexual identity," Hendrix added.
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