A panel of three flag officers Friday announced their recommendation that Capt. Holly Graf leave the Navy with a general discharge.Fair considering everything swirling around. Neither side of the argument will be totally happy, which probably means the panel did their job well.
Graf showed little emotion as she listened to the findings of the board of inquiry at the Washington Navy Yard: By a vote of 2-1, the board found she had committed misconduct; by unanimous vote, it found she had committed conduct unbecoming of an officer for the maltreatment and cruelty toward her crew as commanding officer of the Yokosuka, Japan-based cruiser Cowpens.
The panel unanimously voted to recommend she be separated from the Navy with a general discharge and be allowed to retire as a captain for completing honorable service “for a period of no less than six months” at that rank.
Hat tip Alex.