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originally posted by: roadgravel
a reply to: BigDave-AR
Really, you called me a prick after I suggested some Navy and Air Force actions could be indicating some issues.
It appears you do in some form.
originally posted by: CriticalStinker
a reply to: Zaphod58
Do you think charge the officers criminally?
originally posted by: JIMC5499
a reply to: Zaphod58
Things like this start at the top and work their way down. If ALL of the rot isn't cleaned out, it is just going to happen again. The Navy has had this problem for years and every time it comes up it has been handled the same way. Hammer somebody in the middle of the food chain, declare victory and move on.
originally posted by: Zaphod58
Admiral Philip Davidson testified in front of the SASC today, and made some mind bogglingly stupid statements. The kicker being that while the Fitzgerald and Mccain collisions were certainly tragedies, there were 280 ships that didn't suffer collisions during that same period.
However, it is unclear whether Benson will ever go to trial for the Fitzgerald collision. He had been charged with dereliction of duty and improper hazarding of a vessel, but the case was thrown into legal limbo in January when a military judge disqualified the admiral who had been overseeing the trial and ruled the charges against Benson had been "defectively referred" to court-martial, said Lt. Cmdr. Justin Henderson, one of Benson's attorneys.
Although the Navy initially charged Benson with negligent homicide as well, that charge was dropped in June 2018, Henderson said.
originally posted by: ANNED
How did this ship pass its OPERATIONAL READINESS INSPECTION (ORI) and INSURV inspections.
I was on a old early 1950s minesweep and we got Command Excellence Awards or Command Effectiveness Awards every year in the early 1970s that i was on board.
Maybe it was just us wooden ship sailers had pride in our wooden ships.