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Michael Ward II, Navy Sub Commander, Faked Death To End Affair With Mistress
AOL ^ | 9-19-12

Posted on 09/19/2012 9:35:19 PM PDT by STARWISE

HARTFORD, Conn. -- A Navy officer who was dismissed last month as commander of a Connecticut-based nuclear submarine faked his own death to end an affair he was carrying on with a mistress, investigation documents show.

Navy Cmdr. Michael P. Ward II was relieved of his duties aboard the USS Pittsburgh a week after taking command of the attack submarine.

Investigators found that Ward sent his mistress an email from a fictitious person named "Bob" in July, saying that Ward had died unexpectedly, according to a report obtained Tuesday by The Associated Press through a Freedom of Information Act request.

Navy Lt. Cmdr. Jennifer Cragg, a spokeswoman for the Pittsburgh's submarine group in Groton, said Ward has received a letter of reprimand for adultery and other military violations, and paperwork has been filed to remove him from the Navy.

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Ward, who had been working at the Joint Chiefs of Staff in Washington, met the woman through an online dating service in October and used an alias to communicate with her by email, the investigation report says. The married officer visited her during trips to the Norfolk, Va., area for training and they spent a weekend together in Williamsburg, Va., in November. The woman was not named.

After moving to Connecticut, Ward learned that his mistress was pregnant. In late July, he met with her to discuss how to handle the pregnancy. Soon afterward the woman lost the baby due to complications, the investigation report says.

Ward was found guilty of Uniform Code of Military Justice violations including dereliction of duty, unbecoming conduct and adultery, and received the punitive letter of reprimand, Cragg said.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: affair; michaelwardii; terminated; usnavy
How utterly stupid and shameful ...
1 posted on 09/19/2012 9:35:29 PM PDT by STARWISE
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To: STARWISE

Adultery? Only the Commander in Chief can get away with that.


2 posted on 09/19/2012 9:38:55 PM PDT by Bizhvywt
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To: onyx; DJ MacWoW; RedMDer; trisham; TheOldLady; musicman; vox_freedom; JoeProBono; The Cajun; ...

..ding!


3 posted on 09/19/2012 9:39:03 PM PDT by STARWISE (The overlords are in place .. we are a nation under siege .. pray, go Galt & hunker down)
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To: STARWISE

OK, how does one rise to the rank of a full Commander in the US Navy, selected to command a nuclear sub manage to be so stupid as to think that stunt would a) work and b) not get him in some sort of hot water.

What a dumb ass, deserves everything that he got - including the publicity.


4 posted on 09/19/2012 9:44:43 PM PDT by MCOAvalanche
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To: STARWISE
How utterly stupid and shameful ...

This is so lame, I couldn't even imagine an Air Force fighter pilot think he'd get away with it.

The Air Force should dedicate a plaque to the Navy at Colorado Springs for stupidity that should leave the Navy at the bottom of the sleaze-and-stupidity pile in perpetuity.

5 posted on 09/19/2012 9:50:08 PM PDT by 300winmag (Overkill Never Fails)
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To: STARWISE

Parts of our military are going to hell thanks to this PC crap. Standards are relaxed beyond recognition and morals, ethics, honor and duty have been replaced by PC, social experimentation.

It's both shameful and outrageous and must be brought to a STOP by stopping the Marxist and every democrat possible.

VOTE HIM and THEM OUT!

6 posted on 09/19/2012 9:57:12 PM PDT by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: STARWISE

He’s supposed to be strong enough to send men into battle but he’s not strong enough to tell his mistress that it’s over.


7 posted on 09/19/2012 9:57:20 PM PDT by OrangeHoof (Our economy won't heal until one particular black man is unemployed.)
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To: MCOAvalanche
OK, how does one rise to the rank of a full Commander in the US Navy, selected to command a nuclear sub manage to be so stupid as to think that stunt would a) work and b) not get him in some sort of hot water.

Sociopath. Add in a navy commission, narcissistic personality disorder and a few other things and you probably get this clown.

8 posted on 09/19/2012 9:59:08 PM PDT by 17th Miss Regt
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To: STARWISE

Great way to end a career.


9 posted on 09/19/2012 10:03:46 PM PDT by davisfh
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To: STARWISE

Squids.


10 posted on 09/19/2012 10:12:05 PM PDT by The KG9 Kid (Semper Fi)
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To: onyx
ALL of 'em!

.. and the fish rots from the head ...

Everything, everyone is going mad !

11 posted on 09/19/2012 10:12:18 PM PDT by STARWISE (The overlords are in place .. we are a nation under siege .. pray, go Galt & hunker down)
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To: STARWISE
Well, I think we have the ticket to get the queers out of the military.

Let 'em marry, and then when they screw around, toss 'em out for adultery.../sarc

12 posted on 09/19/2012 10:18:20 PM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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To: STARWISE; onyx
Everything, everyone is going mad !

Well it's not like we had Wile E. Coyote commanding a fast attack sub.........Well not exactly..........Well pretty close come to think about it.

13 posted on 09/19/2012 10:24:13 PM PDT by The Cajun (Sarah Palin, Mark Levin......Nuff said.)
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Navy Lt. Cmdr. Jennifer Cragg, a spokeswoman for the Pittsburgh's submarine group in Groton . . .

But practicing homos are okay? Rilly? The man-hating, anti-American bureaucracy that mandated a universal right to sodomy in the Navy and promotes hood ornaments like Lt. Cmdr. Jennifer is the root of the problem.

14 posted on 09/19/2012 10:54:38 PM PDT by SamuraiScot
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To: STARWISE
Wasn't that a line from Paul Simon's "Fifty Ways To Leave Your Lover"?

Just fake your own death, Seth....

15 posted on 09/19/2012 10:55:57 PM PDT by Yossarian ("All the charm of Nixon. All the competency of Carter." - SF Chronicle comment post on Obama)
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To: OrangeHoof

He’s supposed to be strong enough to deny his own sexual appetites, conduct himself in an honorable manner, and remain faithful to his wife and family.


16 posted on 09/19/2012 11:00:43 PM PDT by This Just In
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To: Yossarian
Just fake your own death, Seth....

LOL

"No need to abort, Mort..."
17 posted on 09/20/2012 12:01:56 AM PDT by over3Owithabrain
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To: STARWISE

BTTT


18 posted on 09/20/2012 1:34:30 AM PDT by E.G.C.
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To: STARWISE

Too bad his mistress wasn’t on active duty... She could’ve gotten an abortion on the boat. /sad truth


19 posted on 09/20/2012 2:16:33 AM PDT by golux
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To: Bizhvywt

Adultery? I am quite sure it is rampant in the services, but it is really the only thing they can get this guy for after humiliating the sub fleet.


20 posted on 09/20/2012 3:26:31 AM PDT by castlegreyskull
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To: STARWISE
Michael Ward II, Navy Sub Commander, Faked Death To End Affair With Mistress

It's about as effective as calling into work "dead" to get a day off.

"I got better..."

21 posted on 09/20/2012 5:00:20 AM PDT by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: over3Owithabrain
Just fake your own death, Seth....
LOL
"No need to abort, Mort..."

... Tell her you're dead, Fred ... then go out to sea ...

22 posted on 09/20/2012 5:34:40 AM PDT by HannibalHamlinJr
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To: The KG9 Kid

Squids.


Heh! Heard that, brother.


23 posted on 09/20/2012 7:25:21 AM PDT by 98ZJ USMC
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