Tags: Navy | removes | ships | command

Navy Removes Ship's Command after Boozy Port Visit

Saturday, 03 Nov 2012 07:34 PM

 

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
The commander and top officers of a San Diego-based Navy frigate have been relieved of duty after a booze-fueled port visit to Vladivostok, Russia.

The Navy said in a statement that Cmdr. Joseph E. Darlak, skipper of the USS Vandegrift, was removed Friday after an investigation for demonstrating poor leadership and failing to ensure proper officer conduct during the three-day September stop.

Executive officer Lt. Cmdr. Ivan A. Jimenez and the ship's chief engineer and operations officer were also relieved. The Navy cited use of alcohol and not adhering to behavior policies.

The names of the two lower-ranked officers were not released, and the Navy did not give specifics on the misbehavior.

Capt. H. Thomas Workman has taken over the Vandegrift until it returns to San Diego later this month.


© Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

Teacher Tried to Stop Washington State Shooting

Saturday, 25 Oct 2014 15:56 PM

A union official says a newly hired high school teacher confronted a gunman during a deadly shooting at a Washington sta . . .

Ebola Airport Order Opens Cuomo-de Blasio Rift

Saturday, 25 Oct 2014 15:20 PM

A decision by New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie to subject medical personnel to a 21-day qua . . .

Early Voting Alters Campaigns' Strategies, Costs

Saturday, 25 Oct 2014 14:35 PM

For over 1 million Californians, the Nov. 4 election is over. That's because they've already voted. A growing throng of  . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved