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brian.cunningham
05-10-2007, 06:58 PM
http://www.boston.com/news/globe/city_region/breaking_news/2007/05/navy_loss_of_co.html

Nanoose
05-10-2007, 07:17 PM
Why?

rbgarr
05-10-2007, 07:19 PM
Buggery??

Thorne
05-10-2007, 07:41 PM
The lash? CAN'T have been the rum....

Gary Bergman
05-10-2007, 07:48 PM
Yaaaarrrgh!...Pistols and boardin' axes, says I!...Over the sides, men, we'll take 'er during the confusion after dark!....Cut the mooring lines, set tops'l 'n courses, and head south!

ishmael
05-10-2007, 08:02 PM
Gary, that's good. I felt 'em coming over the rail!

Hm, no cause listed? It must be kinda a tit job with all that implies. How do you get fired as commander of the Constitution? I smell sex scandal, probably homosexual.

Paul Girouard
05-10-2007, 08:15 PM
Hm, no cause listed?



What " Loss of confidence "ain't good enought for ya :rolleyes:

VAQ140 just had a Skipper fired at sea in the gulf for the same reason.

Could be any number of things , but generally the crew ain't gettin er done , and the Capt. / Skipper is totally responsible for what his crew does.

Maybe the decks where lookin bad, and I doubt it's a "Tit job" ,
to high a vids ( visibilty for you side steppin beach creature's / AKA sand crabs , AKA civilains:rolleyes:

Keel haul the SOB before he pops smoke and retirer's.

htom
05-10-2007, 09:11 PM
"reassigned" two months early: http://www.navytimes.com/news/2007/05/navyskipperfired_constitution_070510w/

...Graves' removal, however, was not the result of disciplinary action, said a Navy spokesman, Commander Jeff A. Davis.

"The decision to relieve him was an administrative matter that was based solely upon the senior officer's assessment of Commander Grave's ability to command effectively," said Davis. ... http://www.examiner.com/a-721479~USS_Constitution_commander_removed.html

Ocean Spray
05-11-2007, 04:42 AM
I don't think that's something you want on your resume

Gary Bergman
05-11-2007, 06:54 AM
Hmmm...."assessment of Commander Grave's ability to command effectively"......How effective is a couple hunnert year old wooden frigate supposed to be in a rather high tech world???...."C'mon, men..let's put her to sea, as things ain't goin' well in Iraq, and they need us"......

rbgarr
05-11-2007, 07:28 AM
Cut the mooring lines, set tops'l 'n courses, and head south!

That will put you on course for the Charles River. Wouldn't that be a sight: The Constitution on the Charles! :D

http://i5.tinypic.com/4u0e6xd.jpg

WindHawk
05-11-2007, 09:02 AM
Captain of the Mackinaw got reasigned because a subordinate coastie bumped the dock too hard with the brand new boat. No one mentioned which side of the fence he favors.

I've looked at my kids sideways for hitting the dock, but I'd never reassign them. Who'd mow the lawn?

John E Hardiman
05-11-2007, 09:21 AM
Loss of faith in the ability to command effectively not due to disciplinary action when the PCO had already been selected usually means that the "books and paperwork" wern't right somehow. Could be anything from too many leave chits signed/unsigned to some logs being radioed in. Nothing you could point too, but rather the feeling of the lack of something.

Don Z.
05-11-2007, 09:57 AM
Hmmm...."assessment of Commander Grave's ability to command effectively"......How effective is a couple hunnert year old wooden frigate supposed to be in a rather high tech world???...."C'mon, men..let's put her to sea, as things ain't goin' well in Iraq, and they need us"......

Well, let see, you're responsible for the care and upkeep of a historical monument, as well as being responsible for everything the people in your command do or fail to do.

Think about that last sentence for a moment. Think about the implications.