Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Relief for cause in the U.S. Navy

Ever wonder what happens to officers who are relieved of command because superiors have lost confidence in them? If so, you'll want to read this Stars and Stripes article by Matthew M. Burke. Many such officers continue to serve:
In the past five years, 90 Navy skippers have been relieved of duty for indiscretions ranging from driving under the influence to having inappropriate relationships.
But for Navy officers, losing your job doesn’t always end your career.
Based on information provided by the Navy, Stars and Stripes has found that 53 percent of all officers relieved of command since 2010 still put on the uniform each day, most without loss of rank.
It is exceedingly rare for an officer to be able to overturn a relief for cause.

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