Should the former Admiral be keelhauled?  Like the Officer in another service (I refuse to further acknowledge the service he served in as he dishonor the service all whom have worn it uniform since its founding at Tun’s Tavern) who besmirched his honor; the former Admiral for over twenty years besmirched his honor by taking bribes and steering contracts to Fort Leonard.

When Commissioned, all Officers of the Armed Forces, are confirmed by the Senate, and they are given “special trust and confidence.”  He besmirched and dishonor the confidence and trust placed in him.

What really galls me is he claims it was PTSD from his time in Iraq.  He like I served on the staff, yes it was stressful, yes we got shot at occasionally, but we did not have to go out on combat patrols day in and day out for year.

About keydet1976

Retired as a Colonel in the United States Army after 33 years of service. Graduate of the VMI, MA in History at JMU, completed course work for Ph.D in History University of Tennessee.
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3 Responses to Keelhauling?

  1. DaveO says:

    Tacitus wrote ‘the more corrupt the state, the more numerous the laws.’ While a humorous aphorism, it does make a point. All of the checks and balances and oversight and subordinates failed to catch this admiral while a more junior officer. It seems the law was no impediment whatsoever to a man of no honor. Or to the men and women who should have caught him earlier.


  2. burkemblog says:

    Short answer: yes. I am still stunned at the scope and range of this corruption–in part because my dad was a naval officer for 34 years, mostly in the Pacific–commanded three ships and a shore station. I hope they take his retired pay, too.


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