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Australian Navy acts over breaches of Indonesian waters
news.com.au ^ | 17th April 2014

Posted on 04/16/2014 10:47:49 PM PDT by naturalman1975

THE Chief of Navy has decided to strip a commanding officer of his command and administratively sanctioned another, after investigating how Australian crews entered Indonesian waters during asylum seeker operations.

Vice Admiral Ray Griggs has considered the actions of the seven RAN ship commanding officers involved in the six breaches between December last year and January 2014, with each given the chance to put their case directly to the chief.

He accepted that none of them deliberately contravened orders, but there were lapses in professional conduct.

As a result, one will be removed from his command and another will be administratively sanctioned.

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I am resisting adding the 'Royal' to the start of that headline. I wish journalists got basic things like this right when it came to the military, but I suppose shortening headlines is part of their business.
1 posted on 04/16/2014 10:47:49 PM PDT by naturalman1975
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It is my understanding that in the U.S. Navy if an officer is punished along these lines, his career is likely ended. Is it the same with your Navy?


2 posted on 04/17/2014 4:21:12 AM PDT by OldPossum ("It's" is the contraction of "it" and "is"; think about ITS implications.)
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It is my understanding that in the U.S. Navy if an officer is punished along these lines, his career is likely ended. Is it the same with your Navy?

His career progression is certainly over, barring exceptional circumstances. He might find a niche somewhere if he really wanted to, but most of the time, he's better off retiring as soon as he can do so without embarrassment.

There's worse things - there's plenty of industries and public service departments in Australia that will snap up a retired officer - it's not like you've been drummed out of the service. I never even reached the stage of having my own command and while I miss the Navy, I've had a very rich and rewarding life since leaving by any normal standards.

3 posted on 04/17/2014 5:26:35 AM PDT by naturalman1975 ("America was under attack. Australia was immediately there to help." - John Winston Howard)
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