Skip to comments.Former Blue Angels commander relieved of duty, Navy investigating captain's time in Pensacola
Posted on 04/19/2014 6:25:17 AM PDT by Wiz-Nerd
Capt. Gregory McWherter, executive officer of Naval Base Coronado in San Diego, was relieved of his duties by Vice Adm. William French, commander of Navy Installations Command. The move was made based on initial findings of an ongoing investigation into allegations of misconduct and an "inappropriate command climate" at the U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, or Blue Angels, based at Naval Air Station Pensacola, Fla.
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That could mean anything. Anything they want it to mean.
Under the "color of law", anything can happen to anyone, at any time, for any reason - or no reason at all.
Yes. To the Gulag or re-education camp..
1. They found out he didn’t vote for Obama
2. he was carrying a copy of the US Constitution in his billfold
It probably means the guys were raucous and having sex all the time
He may have taken a short trip to Palm Beach and had lunch with Rush. The eyes in the skies caught him.
But not with each other as required.
Probably was caught reading the Bible.
The purge continues.
The problem was these macho fly boys were having sex with women all the time. In today' military that in not very inclusive is it?
I gotta stop this, everytime I mention or hear "Obama" my bloodpressure goes so high that the top of my head jumps six inches each time my heart beats.
Uh, a serious comment.............I would bet money it has “something” to do with some slight made relative to the homosexual war against heterosexual white males........
more revelations from NSA??
3-caught with a bible!
And another one bites the dust...
He must be against whatever PC edict of the moment, the regime is forcing him to accept...
He probably broke protocol and married a woman.
He probably refused to pledge allegiance to the homosexual agenda.
Putting it mildly, he didn't like the homos under his command, so "Adios, MOFO".
The allegations refer specifically to the period when McWherter served as Blue Angels commanding officer, from November 2008 to November 2010 and again from May 2011 to November 2012.This guys sounds all American to me. He was probably sharing real life info about his tours of duty and the need to treat the radical Islamics like the enemies they are...or standing up for the constitution and urging his subordinates to do the same. But you never know. We'll have to wait to see what they actually charge him with.
The probe, led by an admiral who the Navy declined to identify, began in March and results from a complaint filed by one person.
McWherter has been temporarily reassigned to Naval Air Forces in San Diego. A call seeking comment from McWherter was not immediately returned.
An Atlanta native and graduate of The Citadel, McWherter is an F/A-18 pilot with multiple tours in combat squadrons, including three deployments aboard the aircraft carrier Kitty Hawk, according to U-T San Diego.
He is a graduate of the Navy's Fighter Weapons School, known as Top Gun, and won the 2003 Commander Naval Air Forces Leadership Award. He was also VFA-131's Pilot of the Year in 1996.
Allegations from a single person do not normally lead to such a removal unless they have some hard proof...or, IMHO, unless it is a political witch hunt.
McWherter, an F/A-18 Hornet pilot, has logged 5,500 flight hours and 950 aircraft carrier landings during training missions and deployments to the Mediterranean, the Persian Gulf and the western Pacific.
He was an instructor at the Fighter Weapons School, known as Top Gun. During his second tour with the Blue Angels, McWherter, a graduate of the Citadel, received an award for his "leadership and contributions" to the North American air show industry.
With the proggs now in charge my guess would be political witch hunt.
The Coup D’e Tat continues under this corrupt president.
It means he was banging a female subordinate.
Greg can be an ahole at times but he is indeed fully responsible for a tremendous amount. The "Boss" usually serves 3 years however due to the removal of the prior boss during his first year, Greg was asked to come back and he did serve another 2 years. 3 years is a lot to ask however 5 is even more of a drain.
All you need is just one jerk to make some half ass complaint and someone's entire career goes down the tubes.
Doubt it's a political with hunt, despite the wishes among so many here that this would be the case.
"Inappropriate command climate" leads me to believe that misconduct took place at the lower levels and this Skipper was caught sweeping stuff under the rug. If I were a betting man with absolutely no inside knowledge of this case, I'd say proper maintenance procedures weren't being complied with and it was someone at the maintenance level who dimed him out with gundecked paperwork as the evidence.
NSA can take anyone down.
His job will go to a black or a queer..
I believe it was a lower level a-hole (or 2!) that
probably did not like him-
Remember the Navy SEALS that were COURT MARTIALED!!
B.S. allegation that they PUNCHED a Prisoner ONCE!!
Finally cleared but career Even as a non-com ..ruined.
It's the new Navy. In the old Navy, when people screwed up, we dealt with it at the lowest possible level which usually meant an ass-chewing in the Chiefs' Mess and the front office never heard about it. The new Navy lives by the credo "don't be the senior guy with a secret". In other words, nobody is going to put their career on the line and any misconduct is going to go straight to the top.
It's quite possible that misconduct was being dealt with in the "old Navy" way and the Skipper never knew anything about it. But ultimately he's the Skipper, the HMFIC, and it's going to be his ass over the fire when this stuff comes to light --whether he knew about it or not. And if he didn't, he should have, as far as the "new Navy" is concerned.
In the end, Tailhook may have started the downhill slide that killed our military once and for all.
Did the woman have a blue dress?
I agree. Tailhook was a formative event in the Navy. It changed the whole culture. There's "pre-Tailhook" and "post-Tailhook" Navy. This single event back in 1991 changed everything.
In today's Navy, you can go to mast for having more than three beers in port. You can get court-martialed for screwing a prostitute. A DUI is a career-ender. Tacking on a crow is hazing. Foul language is inappropriate leadership.
There aren't a whole lot of guys left who belonged to the pre-Tailhook Navy. The stories they told of the old days. I hear them all the time. Today, they'd be in Leavenworth.
1 person complains, and you get suspended?
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3. Told gay sailors to quit kissing in public.
“allegations of misconduct and an “inappropriate command climate”
He wouldn’t carry a purse.
He wouldn’t promote a transgender.
Fall-out from Tailhook continues.
For an interesting read: http://cdrsalamander.blogspot.com/2010/09/tailhook-19-years-on.html
“inappropriate command climate”
The man is a true American military man, and does not believe that gays are a true representation of The Blue Angels, who represent outstanding American Naval Flight personnel, and are military ambassadors of America, wherever they perform.
” Comrade, you are being arrested for anti-soviet activities “
They will now have rainbow smoke!
Sounds like a female took offense to something. “Command climate” is usually shorthand for something that is either Racist, Religious or Heterosexual — although as others have pointed out, it could be almost anything.
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I have a hard time believing any flyby would allow gundecking of the maintenance logs formanplane he is taking into the sky.
This sounds a lot more like someone was banging an underling or hanging posters of Dallas cowboy cheerleaders or even knowing someone did this and not stopping it.
Good story with high praise for McWherter.
My guess is he had a ritual of praying before flights. But that is total and complete speculation. I do not know the man. I don’t think I know any Blue Angels.
Another commie-muzzie-warmist-hippie plot? Oh, noooo!!!!!!!
He spoke the truth about muslims or gays or both.