SEABEE COMMAND MASTER CHIEF FIRED AT
CMC Frank Palmer may have set a new record for being the first top enlisted man to be fired just two months after assuming his new post with the 30th Naval Construction Regiment at Port Hueneme, Calif.
The 23-year Navy veteran hardly had time to unpack his bags before he was in big trouble and standing before a four-striper at Captain's Mast.
Here's what we got from LT CMDR Jennifer Craig, the official Navy spokesperson at the SEABEE base: Palmer was removed from his position on December 19 due to on-the-job and administrative issues. "Master Chief Palmer's misconduct and unprofessional behavior were not reflective of what our Navy requires of command master chiefs," the female flak said.
But no one is willing to say just what that "misconduct" and "unprofessional behavior" consisted of. Did Palmer, as the new kid on the block, get some noses out of joint and make enemies faster than a cat jumps off a hot tin roof? Inquiring minds throughout the Navy would like to know. We've alerted our CI's, but we also welcome INTEL from you sailors out there who call MilitaryCorruption.com their favorite non-MSM web site. Please contact us as soon as possible. Thank you.
WHAT'S THE REAL STORY HERE?
Palmer joined the Navy 23 years ago and has spent his entire military career in the SEABEES, A native of Tacoma, Wash. he made rank fast and reached the top of the enlisted grades in 2014, when he became a master chief. He had been the CMC at Naval Mobile Construction Bn. 4 two years prior to that.
Isn't it interesting how a sailor can do more than 20 years active duty, rise to E-9, and then, all-pf-a-sudden, he's tossed overboard to the sharks? Does Palmer deserve that kind of treatment, dear readers? Please let us know. As usual, your comments and ID will be kept strictly confidential.
We looked at CMC Palmer's Twitter account and are more baffled than ever. In an Oct. 19 message, Palmer writes: "When you sacrifice what is right for personal gain . . . it's time for you to move on." Less than a month later, he wrote: "Show respect even to people who don't deserve it, not as a reflection of their character, but a reflection of yours."
What do those tweets mean?