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Gays in the military

Discussion in 'Politics, Elections & Legislation' started by 635 G, Dec 25, 2010.

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  1. 635 G

    635 G Well-Known Member

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    There is one aspect that has been over looked. It is the power structure of small commands.

    i have knowledge of a commanding officer of a boomer who was gay. He would have very junior officers report to his cabin for special instructions. Their careers could be terminated with a really bad fitness report. The overheads on a boomer had a crawl space and an IC electrician was working in that space and head & witnessed one incident.

    Needless to say, I was watching the history chanel several years ago & almost kicked in the set when I saw the same CO on the screen & notice he had retired as a Vice-Admiral.


    Phil Berkowitz ICC(SS) Ret--USNR
     
  2. Bushmaster1313

    Bushmaster1313 Well-Known Member

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    What's a boomer?
     
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    635 G Well-Known Member

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    A Boomer is a Fleet Ballistic Submarine--Went from Polaris, Poseiden, and now Trident

    Phil Berkowitz
     
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    wolfram Well-Known Member

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    Wrong is wrong but you are a bit confused about the the role of this person's sexuality in that equation. The problem was mis-use of the authority given to him by the navy. Question - if everyone knew what was going on , including you, why was it allowed to continue? I'm sure the navy wouldn't tolerate it if they had knowledge of it.
     
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    O-6 trumps E-7, also without additional witnesses, wouldn't happen. Most likely the young 0-1 &0-2 officers would be accused of being gay also. Their careers would have been over.

    Phil Berkowitz
     
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