TWO MORE TOP NAVY MEN "WALK THE PLANK"
COMMANDING OFFICER OF PROWLER SQUADRON
ON CARRIER VINSON AND CMC OF DOCK LANDING
SHIP "FORT McHENRY" GET THE BOOT - CMDR
JONATHAN JACKSON IS 22ND C.O. RELIEVED
THIS YEAR - WELL-RESPECTED COMMAND MASTER
CHIEF DONALD DARCY IS AXED - NAVY WON'T
DISCLOSE DETAILS - 23-YEAR VETERAN JOINS
SIX OTHER CMC'S AND ONE CHIEF OF THE BOAT
(SUBMARINE) TO BE FIRED SO FAR IN 2011
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The lengthening casualty list of former Navy commanding officers and top enlisted sailors just got longer.
Latest personnel to "walk the plank" include the commanding officer of an EA-6B Prowler squadron (deployed on the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson) and well-respected Donald Darcy, command master chief aboard the dock landing ship "Fort McHenry."
It has been a bloody year for dismissals. CMDR Jonathan Jackson is the 22nd Navy commander to be dumped and CMC Darcy is the 7th top enlisted-ranker to see his career come to a crashing halt in 2011.
We don't know many details of Darcy's relief because the Navy public affairs people won't elaborate on just why this 23-year veteran, said by many to be the best master chief in the service, should have been axed.
What we can tell you is this - the native of Everett, Wash. is widely-known as a first-rate sailor who always looks out for his crew. E-mails sent to us here at MilitaryCorruption.com express disbelief that Darcy could have done anything serious enough to warrant the humiliation of a public dismissal.
JACKSON SUNK BY ALLEGATIONS OF "SEXUAL HARASSMENT"
As for Jackson, former boss of Electronic Attack Squadron 134, the Navy was much more forthcoming.
We've learned he was taken to admiral's mast in front of Rear Adm. Thomas Shannon, C.O. of Carrier Strike Group 1, and told his career was over.
Charges against the aviator include "conduct unbecoming an officer" and "creating and condoning an intimidating, hostile and offensive work environment" in violation of Navy policy regarding "sexual harassment."
Jackson, who was commissioned in 1992, accepted non-judicial punishment and is expected to put in his retirement papers once he reaches his minimum-time-in-service to qualify for a half-pay monthly check.
The San Diego-based former C.O. is the 22nd Navy commanding officer fired so far this year.