The Navy’s top officer is forcing the Naval Academy superintendent to vacate his position one month earlier than planned, and the Navy secretary has ordered two midshipmen set to be booted for honor violations to be invited back to the school, according to the Navy’s senior spokesman.RADM Miller has a lot of work to do.
Twelve of the cases involved lying, and the other 15 involved cheating. Twenty were in the bottom third of the class, seven were athletes and eight had prior honor violations.
Two midshipmen were found to be “not in violation,” while 11 others were processed for separation. But “inconsistencies” were identified in the way seven cases were handled. The report does not directly identify the inconsistencies, but does take strong issue with the 85-day processing time averaged for each case. The longest lasted 199 days. The target for adjudication is 35 days.
“As a result of the review, recommendations by Vice Admiral Fowler to separate two midshipmen first class for honor violations were disapproved,” Moynihan said. “Those two midshipmen will be offered the opportunity to return to the Naval Academy for ‘honor remediation.’ ”
Tuesday, July 13, 2010
There is a lot more to this story - but I think it speaks to a lot as is. From Lance M. Bacon at NavyTimes.