Skip to comments.Panel: Graf should get general discharge
Posted on 12/03/2010 2:16:54 PM PST by pabianice
After she is discharged and drawing her pension, I expect she will not need to be asked in order to tell.
It’s odd to see a Navy uniform with that many strips on the sleeves but so few medals on the chest.
I think he used to pitch for the Dodgers.
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Interesting observation, especially since they seem to be given out like candy lately.
I can’t imagine where she served during her career that would generate so few ribbons. I got three rows of ribbons with one deployment. Throw in the freebies and attaboys and her rather masculine chest should be covered.
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It is interesting to note that her elder sister is a Rear Admiral
That’s a Navy thing. She probably has more awards than that. i was Army, so i don’t know the precise Navy regulation on display of decorations, but i do know that i’ve seen file photos of Admirals who have the same kind of arrangement.
That said, she doesn’t deserve her rank. If a man had committed half of what she had committed, they’d drum him out of the service as an E-1, and he might be facing jail time.
Most Naval Officers only wear their top three ribbons on they’re working uniform. Blues, while considered a working uniform, are traditionally worn with all ribbons. She should have worn all her awards when taking that type of picture.
She is a disgrace to her uniform and the Navy.
I met a few men during my career who could give Graf a run for her money but who kept climbing the ranks because of connections. Sad to say that promoting people far beyond their competency, while rare, isn't new. It isn't limited to men. And it isn't limited to the Navy.
Yes and yes. That appears to be an official command photo, the type that is usually displayed on the Quarterdeck while in port along with the ship's XO and CMC. Every one of these that I've seen are taken with full ribbons. Though I believe officers must also maintain a recent portrait and full body photo in their service record. This might be one of those photos.
I noticed she isn’t wearing the National Defense Ribbon.
Do you get the pension with a ‘general discharge?’
Good conduct medal?
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