Skip to comments.Ex-Blue Angels leader (TRUNCATED) gets a 'career-ending' letter of reprimand
Posted on 06/04/2014 1:44:10 PM PDT by Fast Moving Angel
Full Title: "Ex-Blue Angels leader who did nothing to stop sexual remarks and porn in the workplace gets a 'career-ending' letter of reprimand".
A former Blue Angels commander tolerated inappropriate sexual comments and naked pictures in the cockpits of the team's planes during his time as its leader, the Navy said Tuesday. (snip) The Navy said his command had explicit pornography, including photos of naked women, in aircraft cockpits; the painting of giant male genitalia in blue and gold on the roof of the center point trailer at the Blue Angels' winter training facilities in El Centro; and sexually charged, raunchy, and homophobic humor on maps and itineraries.
(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...
Also, a check of Google Earth shows only the Blue Angels' shield painted on the hangar roof (not the other explicit paintings as alleged in the article).
None of this is surprising. It is SOP for flag officers.
so what gay was offended the pilots liked women more?
This is today’s military (severe barf warning):
It was a woman who was offended. And she took down a really good man by all reports except this ONE.
This is the most disturbing thing I have ever watched, I was hoping it was a gag, staged....these are United States marines!!!!?? To an extent, I get the Islamic beheading vídeos, but I just don’t get this...our military has been completely pussified!!!! In my day these fags would have gotten the sh*t beaten out of them if they acted like this watching some girly kiddie cartoon!!!!! Wtf???!!
Doesn't say -- but apparently all this arose out of the filing of a single complaint in March. So a single complaint has the power to bring a warrior like him down.
As a side note, he was also president of the Tailhook Association.
pictures of squack and dirty jokes. BDD
Ha! They should have seen the Harbor Patrol electrical shop in Danang, RVN in 1968. It was wall to wall Playboy foldouts. I’d have loved getting a “career-ending” letter.
That God this wasn’t the norm in WWII or we’d all be speaking German now.
Thanks ... similar article, but there are better photos at the Daily Mail article :-)
I guarantee you the way this worked was somebody was screwing around and got caught, then tried to deflect blame by bringing up all this history. What the Navy did was take down an exceptional officer and pilot and get to discredit Naval Aviation again on charges that are totally blown out of proportion.
homophomic humor - (don’t make fun of the fags, it will hurt their feelings)
Well they are called cockpits aren’t they? (I am referring to the area of the plane where the pilot sits, of course)
The United States will never win another war again with these guys running it.
Once again we have to go to a foreign News source to find out facts about what is going on in this country. Kudos to The Daily Mail.
Severe barf warning is right. Please tell me all that was a setup.
He’ll land on his feet. Since the USA doesn’t want him, the Chinese and Russian navies need good consultants...
I have no idea. I have read it was a woman with a vendetta for who knows what reason. She waited more than a year to accuse Captain McWherter. People who were there and know her want to know why. It is a terrible thing.
I really wish I could tell you that. I am traumatized by it.
“This is the most disturbing thing I have ever watched, I was hoping it was a gag, staged....these are United States marines!!!!?? “
Every parent I know has memorized the words to every Disney song. I laughed my bottom off. They’re just kids having fun.
I was in Wal-Mart and this really young Marine was behind me so I struck up a conversation. He was buying a bag of (Twizlers I think.) I noticed that was the only thing he had, a kid’s candy.
If the pilots had pictures of naked men, they would have been given medals.
I was reading there's a shortage of commercial pilots. The Navy doesn't want him, some civilian carrier might. With any luck, he'll land (pun intended) a plum job with a large carrier for some serious $$$$.
>> a woman with a vendetta
A hate-crime by a male-ophobic
You got that right.
We sold Twizzlers at the snack bar at our boys’ high school baseball games. You would be amazed at how many adults love Twizzlers. And so does my hubby, but he uses our children as an excuse to buy them.
It was the homosexual stuff that got him canned. How can we have a society that is as sexually explicit, sexualized and pornned up as ours is and then fault this guy?
It’s as if morality is only for white males.
I've never seen gay-related aircraft nose art (and hope NOT to!!). ;-)
Yeah, but the passengers might not appreciate the aerobatics, ya know?
Not only morality, but manners, honesty, following the law, self-control, and all other what we could consider normal societal and family values.
Don't get me started!!
Yeah no kidding, after the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor and all! :-O
PS how is everything with your friend’s mom and son? I still remember your fine tribute to a man gone way too soon.
Oh, please, please don’t send me back to the states!
Hell hath no fury like a woman *scorned*.
LOL! Well, the airline could advertise, no extra charge for the thrill ride. And how many times, recently, have you seen an airline give ANYthing away?? ;-)
The woman rumored to be responsible is newly married. But I don’t know why those in the know think it is this particular woman.
“Its as if morality is only for white males.”
You just swerved into it. It’s merely an excuse to fire the guy. That’s all it is. Somebody had a vendetta against the captain — probably some junior officer in his unit — and this was the easiest, most convenient way to go outside the chain of command and ‘get’ the CO.
The “guns are laid” for certain subjects like homophobia and sexism. All that has to happen is somebody stands up and makes the accusation and the wheels of injustice begin to grind. The beauty part (from the accuser’s standpoint) is that they often get to remain anonymous.
There needs to be another purge in the military come 2016. Every POS liberal has to go. And everything returned to reality.
It was all because he wasn’t into celebrating LBGTQMNOP stuff, I guess. Wasn’t he set to become commander of some big California base? I am guessing.
You are correct and the justice dept too.
I have flown over the El Centro base several times and I never saw St Peter.
Rogle's mom moved from Albuquerque to Phoenix to live near her sister. The son moved to Oklahoma with his mother (Rogel's estranged wife). Probably not a great thing, but the best under the circumstances since his mom was over 80 and in no shape to raise a teen.
The ONLY good side of all these ‘purges’ is that BO and company are removing the WARRIORS from the ranks as Leaders.
Which means, their expertise may be put to use by the ‘rifle behind every blade of grass’ crowd that a one time Japanese Admiral or General Officer referred to.
If ‘weaker’ women, ‘dumber’ minorities, queers, cross dressing don’t know what head to use people etal are going to be ‘OUR’ Protectors, we need to grow some more blades of grass.
Fixed it for ya........
since when are nude pictures pornographic....they are nudes and museums are full of them
I remember flying into a WV town (you know how they shave off the top of a hill and put a runway on it) on a regional jet. The pilot had to be a NavAir vet and was reliving trapping his Tomcat on the three wire. Cause he just stuck the landing - BAM - and we were down.
I quite enjoyed it.
We’re in the middle of a major war, and need every top notch pilot we can get. What about this guy?
1) Amazing quality pilot. Led the Blue Angels.
2) Accomplished on the very best technology.
3) Very highly skilled, a Top Gun worth a dozen or more enemy pilots.
4) Whoops. He looked at porn. Well, too bad. I guess we’ll just lose this war.
“I was in Wal-Mart and this really young Marine was behind me so I struck up a conversation. He was buying a bag of (Twizlers I think.) I noticed that was the only thing he had, a kids candy.”
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