Skip to comments.The Hammer Falls On The USS John S. McCain Command Team
Posted on 10/11/2017 7:18:19 AM PDT by mandaladon
On August 21, the guided missile destroyer USS John S. McCain was rammed by a Liberian-flagged supertanker, the Alnic MC. Ten sailor were killed in the collision. (See my posts on the collision here.)
Yesterday, the US Navy announced that is had relieved the commander and the executive officer of the USS John S. McCain and called the collision preventable:
The commanding officer, Cmdr. Alfredo J. Sanchez, and executive officer, Cmdr. Jessie L. Sanchez, of the guided-missile destroyer USS John S. McCain (DDG 56) were relieved of their duties by Vice Adm. Phil Sawyer, Commander, Seventh Fleet, on Oct. 11. Both were relieved due to a loss of confidence.
John S. McCain was involved in a collision with the merchant vessel Alnic MC Aug. 21 that claimed the lives of 10 Sailors, injured five more, and damaged both ships.
While the investigation is ongoing, it is evident the collision was preventable, the commanding officer exercised poor judgement, and the executive officer exercised poor leadership of the ships training program.
Interesting side note here. The senior chief petty officer aboard the USS Fitzgerald was relieved along with the commander, executive officer, and seemingly everyone on the bridge. That was an indicator that some major breach of individual training or discipline was determined to be widespread. The chief of the USS John S. McCain seems to have evaded the axe for the time being. As the same general fact pattern of the USS Fitzgerald was present, i.e. human lookouts not seeing a huge ship bearing down on them, the collision alarm not sounded until after the collision, etc., there is an interesting, if untold, story lurking here.
(Excerpt) Read more at redstate.com ...
Why on earth would they name a boat after a living a$$hole?
You never know what the damn fool will do next.
Are they a couple?
May be named after pappy McCain, or even grandpappy.
They are just following their namesake’s lead.
It isn’t named after him. It’s named after his father and grandfather.
One would assume that that would be the case...but maybe the Navy takes a different view.
Now that they’ve relieved these two of command, time to change the name of the ship!
Are they brothers or related at some level?
Yeah, if they were going to name anything after the currently-living McCain, it should be an A-4.
You really think the ship is named for Sen. McCain? Really?
Not necessarily. Sanchez is a pretty common Hispanic name.
Are they DREAMERS?
Or a privy, like in the Green Berets movie.
Or a Russian anti-aircraft missile system.
Nah. Keep the name and let the ship be forever shamed for the older McCains covering for their traitorous son and grandson.
Dood on the left setsoff gaydars.
I’m a little puzzled about something. The Commander, the XO and the Senior Chief were relieved. Then the article says that the Chief of the ship was not relieved. Which Chief is being referred to?
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