Navy Times reports the issuance of another Secretarial letter of censure: In a slap at the fading and officially out-of-favor tradition of racy, sarcastic and irreverent aviation call signs, a just-retired Navy fighter squadron commanding officer was censured by Navy Secretary Ray Mabus Wednesday for failing to halt and subsequently condoning the hazing of a junior officer at a 2009 call sign review board where assembled officers voted to call the officer “Romo’s Bitch,” the Navy announced late Friday.
Army Times reports: An Army medic says a soldier accused of masterminding the murders of three Afghan civilians last year boasted about one of the killings. The News Tribune newspaper reports that Pvt. Robert Stevens told an investigating officer during a hearing at Joint Base Lewis-McChord south of Seattle Friday that Staff Sgt. Calvin Gibbs of Billings, Mont., acknowledged participating in the February 2010 killing.
Navy Times Reports: The commander of an EA-18G Growler jet squadron on deployment in the Middle East was fired for what officials said is an “alcohol-related incident” in Bahrain last week, the Navy said Tuesday.
Navy Times reports: Grappling with a spate of commanding officer firings, the Navy’s top officer admonished the service’s prospective COs in a June memo to meet the highest standards of personal and professional conduct — or face the consequences. They also have a quick link to 2011 firings.