A Tale of Two Midshipmen and One Major

And a sordid tale, at that.

Late last week, the Washington Post published a lengthy and somewhat involved article about the trials and tribulations of a Marine Major who had been stationed at the Naval Academy, was court-martialed on several charges, served time in the brig (!), and then found himself unexpectedly enjoying something of a righteous comeback. While awaiting appeal and actively trying to stay in the Marine Corps, he contacted the Post to shine the light in what he conceived to be the injustices of his trial and conviction. (Plot spoiler here, but he probably wishes he hadn’t.)

As it turns, the investigation was “deeply flawed” and the court-martial was too. But the even deeper investigation by the Post’s reporter revealed facts and truths that the investigators and prosecutors completely missed or overlooked in this she-said / he-said / she-said / they-lied case.

I had to read it two or three times to fully understand what was going on.

With one of the females out of the Navy, the Major on the edge of dismissal, and the other (unnamed) female somewhere in the Marine Corps, with apparently no consequences for her actions, I was left with one outstanding question– Where is justice?

Read it yourself and see what you think.

About vmijpp

VMIJPP hails from the star city of the south, Roanoke, Virginia. A 1989 graduate of the Virginia Military Institute, he is a retired artillery officer in the United States Marine Corps, with time in both the active and reserve sides. He served in Iraq in 2004, and in Afghanistan in 2009-2010. He joined the magnificent OPFOR.com as a guest blogger from the now defunct but never uninteresting Rule 308, where he denounced gun control and other aspects of tyranny, and proclaimed the greatness of the United States. When the sun set on OPFOR.com, he migrated here with Keydet1976 and the others.
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One Response to A Tale of Two Midshipmen and One Major

  1. Pingback: A Tale of Two Midshipmen and *TWO* Majors | In The Old Corps

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