Skip to comments.Report: Sub commander accused of faking own death
Posted on 08/13/2012 5:57:36 AM PDT by PuppageEdited on 08/13/2012 6:21:05 AM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]
GROTON, Conn. (AP) — A submarine commander who was relieved of his duties last week reportedly tried to fake his own death to end an extramarital affair.
The Day of New London reports Navy Cmdr. Michael P. Ward II is accused by a 23-year-old Chesapeake, Va. woman of getting her pregnant, then sending her an email in July that indicated he had died.
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Well, I’ll venture that his career is dead for real, no faking needed.
I have always said that the biggest vulnerability of men and even extraordinary men wasn’t alcohol, gambling or drugs. It is as it has always been there inability to walk away from the temptations of sex.
Certainly not the type you want in command of an attack submarine
If only there were something she could have done to prevent that.
Well, the plot certainly thickens.
Conduct Unbecoming - is that still on the books, or has that been thrown out too?
Agreed. Poor judgement on several counts.
Which is why The Honey trap was always the most successful espionage tactic.
Now if only he was gay, he wouldn’t be in this mess. /s
He should run for office as a Dem in Massachusetts.
Here is where we see the negative consequences of letting heteorosexuals in the military
Dang. I can see the new recruiting posters now...
This is a photo of Michael P. Ward II taking command of the USS Pittsburgh on August 3. A week later, he would be relieved of duty. No doubt one of the shortest commands of a submarine in Naval history.
Major fail! When the UCMJ gets done with him, he'll be swabbing decks.
The Air Forcification of My Navy continues.
Well.... at least he’s not gay.
What's big and round and full of seamen?
That woman must be very gullible.
He’s not the first, nor the last sub officer, to have his torpedoe, torpedoe his career.
Sounds like something from NCIS. Gibbs always finds the truth.
The number of COs fired for personal misconduct has skyrocketed over the past 5 years.
I always served with good men in the CO, XO and COB slots but now things are changing. The submarine service is becoming a social experiment and it shouldn’t be.
We need to hold an ethical standard within the Navy.
“Hell hath no fury as a woman scorned”
Fifty one, now.
Been forever thus- Samson and Delilah, David and Bathsheba, King Edward the VIII gave up the British Empire for a divorcee, etc
The Village People didn’t sing IN THE AIR FORCE!
Gadzooks, Marko! You were played by Sean Connery... Ward will be lucky if he gets Seth Green in the maybe/maybe not made-for-basic-cable-tv flick--
I’m a little curious where the title “Navy Cmdr.” originates in a story from Groton and New London, where journalists should know better. I remember ENS, LTJG, LT, LCDR, CDR, CAPT, RDML, RADM, VADM, and ADM. I remember back when there was a CDRE (commodore). What is a “Cmdr.”, why are the last three letters lower case, and why does it have a period?
Is there a subliminal message in the design of those stanchions?
um...how does oen do that? "dear sweetie, don't bother looking for me, i'm dead"...?
There is actually a handbook somewhere for journalists that gives the media standards for military ranks. They do the same thing to Army rank. For example, a Staff Sergeant in the Army is a “SSG”. In media, however, it is usually written as “SSgt.” like the Air Force way. It’s just some weird standards the newspaper industry set, for unknown reasons.
In my early Navy days, ranks were indicated thus. Did not go to all caps until sometime in the 80s or thereabout.
Wow, here I am reading about some knucklehead to read the name and realize the Defrocked Cmdr is my cousin!
My Father and Grandmother both went on 8/3 to see him get his commandership (both of Wards parents are deceased).
What a damn shame.
Dear Jane... Sri got u preggers, but can not b BFFs cuz I died last week.
I guess we all have weirdos in our family, but this guy is beyond stupid. Sorry for your family. :(
When I was a wee, young airman and old Staff Sergeant gave me the best advice. He said, everytime a man thinks with the head of his d*** all it does is get him into trouble.
Officially, the AF uses 3 letter abbreviations for rank. Staff Sergeant is officially abbreviated SSG. My rank, Senior Master Sergeant, is abbreviated SMS.
For what it’s worth.
My Father was a lifer in the USAF. He was a tough bird that started out in the Army and when the USAF was being formed in 1947 he switched services. He gave me three bits of advice. First, “Don’t ever F... the help.” His second was “never drink a man’s whiskey and take his generosity and try to f... his wife.” The third was “always wear protection” because at a military base one cannot trust anyone. Well, over the years all three bits of advice were heeded and kept me out of a world of hurt.