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Sub base's top enlisted man retires after incident at local bar
The Day ^ | 11/15/2012 | Jennifer McDermott

Posted on 11/15/2012 5:55:37 AM PST by CTGOPPER

The highest-ranking enlisted person at the Naval Submarine Base is retiring after an investigation into allegations that he drank for several hours at a club on the base and got into an altercation with his wife at a local bar.

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At least it was his wife.
1 posted on 11/15/2012 5:55:41 AM PST by CTGOPPER
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To: CTGOPPER

Zat you gunny Highway?


2 posted on 11/15/2012 5:57:26 AM PST by circlecity
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To: circlecity

Now That was funny


3 posted on 11/15/2012 5:59:16 AM PST by shadeaud (We need to learn to know what our enemies are truly creating)
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To: CTGOPPER

Wow, I’ll bet drinking and fighting w/ the wife has NEVER happened in the Navy before this.


4 posted on 11/15/2012 6:02:05 AM PST by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: All

Sailor gets drunk at bar...fights with wife.

I guess there’s a first time for everything.


5 posted on 11/15/2012 6:02:18 AM PST by mmichaels1970
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To: oh8eleven

I thought this was some kind of joke. What in the world is our military becoming.


6 posted on 11/15/2012 6:07:56 AM PST by ScubieNuc (When there is no justice in the laws, justice is left to the outlaws.)
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To: mmichaels1970

Another high ranking military man out of the service.

Hmmmm.....


7 posted on 11/15/2012 6:08:47 AM PST by EQAndyBuzz (The goal is to equalize outcomes based on race without regard for performance or merit.)
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To: CTGOPPER

What can you do with a drunken sailor? Yeah, this is rare. A sailor getting drunk. If the Navy is going to drum out sailors for getting drunk, we won’t have a Navy.


8 posted on 11/15/2012 6:10:37 AM PST by Dr. Thorne ("How long, O Lord, holy and true?" - Rev. 6:10)
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To: CTGOPPER

lol


9 posted on 11/15/2012 6:13:06 AM PST by ILS21R
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To: mmichaels1970

Media once again on the hunt for discourse in the military. How many people in CIVILIAN LIFE do this same thing and we hear nothing about it? Don’t give me the crap that it IS the military and they should hold a higher standard. I can name numerous top leaders (non-military) who have done far worse and NOTHING is ever heard of it.


10 posted on 11/15/2012 6:13:16 AM PST by DaveA37
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To: CTGOPPER

And a retired senior chief reported him.

But on the other side it appears he made no friends in the on post bars either.

If you’re the MMFIC in charge don’t be kicking sand in others faces and then go drinking around them.


11 posted on 11/15/2012 6:13:42 AM PST by PeteB570 ( Islam is the sea in which the Terrorist Shark swims. The deeper the sea the larger the shark.)
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To: PeteB570

If I were still in the Navy, I too would drink heavily if I had to serve under this POS Commander in Chief we now have.

Funny there isn’t move of this made public.


12 posted on 11/15/2012 6:15:25 AM PST by DaveA37
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To: ScubieNuc
What in the world is our military becoming.

Nothing worthy of the name.

Used to be you wanted the biggest, baddest, ball-kicking dude in your platoon.
Now the brass chastises him for being the biggest, baddest, ball-kicking dude, and forces him out.
Now you get queers with daisies stuck in their rifle muzzles watching your back(side) and making sure their gear all matches.

13 posted on 11/15/2012 6:16:21 AM PST by grobdriver
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To: oh8eleven

“Wow, I’ll bet drinking and fighting w/ the wife has NEVER happened in the Navy before this.”

If the wife and I are fussin, brother that’s our right,
cause me and that sweet woman’s got a license to fight.
Why dont you mind your own business
(mind your own business)
Cause if you mind your own business, then you won’t be mindin’ mine.


14 posted on 11/15/2012 6:20:19 AM PST by No Truce With Kings (Ten years on FreeRepublic and counting.)
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To: oh8eleven
"Wow, I’ll bet drinking and fighting w/ the wife has NEVER happened in the Navy before this."

LOL. When I was in Korea one year during Foal Eagle, any number of service members were mobilized into the ROK from all around the Pacific rim to participate in the filed and headquarters training exercises.

One day my S-3 and I were walking down the street, and this burly sailor came walking up the street with an eyepatch.

He walked by us, and my S-3 said in a real dry, dead pan voice, "Good to see that central casting is participating in this exercise."

15 posted on 11/15/2012 6:20:19 AM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: mmichaels1970

well he was older - anyone that ahs been aroudn subs knows that the worst drinking game is “drinking your dolphin” I tended bar, at NCO club, as 6 men went through the game. Even for a hardened overseas bartender this was scary.


16 posted on 11/15/2012 6:29:12 AM PST by q_an_a (the more laws the less justice)
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To: Progov

Command Master Chiefs on a prominent sub base in a navy town are not just regular guys out drinking. They are in a high visibility position.


17 posted on 11/15/2012 6:37:01 AM PST by stuartcr ("When silence speaks, it speaks only to those that have already decided what they want to hear.")
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To: CTGOPPER

My husband knew Vatter as a TM1. He wished he had more like him in his torpedo room. He laughed when he read this story. We had plenty of drunken nights at the Goat Locker on base and, as another poster stated, it was our prerogative as a married couple to do it.

The retired Senior Chief, who had his own alcohol related incidents, should have minded him own dam business.


18 posted on 11/15/2012 7:07:24 AM PST by submarinerswife (Insanity is doing the same thing over and over, while expecting different results~Einstein)
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To: CTGOPPER
into allegations that he drank for several hours at a club on the base

In my Navy, this was never news...certainly not news in which a CMC had to step down.

20 posted on 11/15/2012 7:45:49 AM PST by Lou L (Health "insurance" is NOT the same as health "care")
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To: ScubieNuc
You need those people who are hard charging, beer drinking, bar fighting, rough around the edges people to do the tough jobs that are required to keep this nation safe.

"You WANT me on that wall, you NEED me on that wall."

21 posted on 11/15/2012 7:48:16 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

Exactly! I realize that in the Hollywood story, they made him out to be the bad guy, but what he says in that monolog is true.


22 posted on 11/15/2012 7:50:27 AM PST by ScubieNuc (When there is no justice in the laws, justice is left to the outlaws.)
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To: CTGOPPER

Sailors (and their wives) drink a lot more than they (or members of the other services (should).


23 posted on 11/15/2012 7:51:27 AM PST by MIchaelTArchangel
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To: ScubieNuc

Jessup was right, all Cruise and his lawyers did was to “weaken a country.”


24 posted on 11/15/2012 7:52:42 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: Lou L

In your Navy, and my dad’s, attending happy hour was pretty much part of the job.


25 posted on 11/15/2012 10:30:18 AM PST by SeaHawkFan
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To: No Truce With Kings

God bless Hank.


26 posted on 11/15/2012 11:20:43 AM PST by DPMD
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To: MIchaelTArchangel

How much should they drink?

As for me, I know my limit.

But I always pass out before reaching it.


27 posted on 11/15/2012 11:22:11 AM PST by DPMD
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