SKIPPER OF USS NEWPORT NEWS RELIEVED
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Usually when we write about a commanding officer being fired, our faithful readers let us know what they think.
"Good riddance," or "glad the bastard got what was coming to him," is the usual remark.
CMDR Chris Tarsa doesn't fit into that category. No one contacted us to celebrate the submarine skipper's recent misfortune.
In fact, all we have so far, are allegations.
ARREST COULD RUIN OFFICER'S LIFE
From the Chesapeake, Va. police report, it says Tarsa got into "a verbal and physical altercation" with, get this, his "spouse," in an automobile.
Now, we know things have changed rapidly in the Navy, but nobody said the former commander of the attack sub Newport News was married to a male. He isn't. But the insinuation on the police blotter was unfortunate and unfair.
Maybe he did yell at his wife. She may have claimed he touched her during their spat. But should nearly two decades of outstanding service to the Navy and our nation be tossed overboard because of this?
There is no evidence that Mrs. Tarsa was struck a blow or in any way injured. We at MilitaryCorruption.com have no use for thugs who beat and terrorize their wives and families.
SETTING AN EXAMPLE IN THE WHITE HOUSE
But we don't think this 1995 Annapolis grad should lose his pension and career over something as minor as what took place.
After all, didn't a certain commander-in-chief, not that many years ago, finally admit to getting BJ's from a female young enough to be his daughter? In the Oval Office, no less? Adultery is a "crime" in the military.
Being married to Hillary (she's aged badly in the last few years) we admit, means bringing a barf bag to bed. But Bill hasn't had that chore in a long, long time. Good for him.
We feel the Navy should show mercy to CMDR Tarsa and give him a chance to salvage his career. Not because he's an officer or USNA ring-knocker. Because, as one of his former crewmen wrote us, "he is a good and decent man."