CHIEF OF BOAT ON ATTACK SUB ALBANY
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One of the jobs that the senior chief of the attack sub Albany had, was keeping the morale of his sailors high. Now, it looks like he was the one who was "high."
Dwight Newton failed the "whiz quiz," pissing HOT during a routine drug test, and now he'll be lucky if the Navy allows him to retire in grade. The way the regs read, you're supposed to go out the door at the last rate (or grade) you "satisfactorily" served. In that case, Newton might find himself on the street as a retired CPO E-7.
That's a hell of a way for a 24-year Navy veteran to end up. Once, Newton might have had a good shot at making master chief. Now, he'll be lucky to have a civilian task better than flipping burgers at the local McDonalds.
CAPT Wade Landis didn't waste any time booting Newton once he was exposed as a druggie. The former chief sonar technician was charged with use of a controlled substance and making a false official statement.
END OF THE LINE FOR NEWTON
The burly native of Charleston, S.C. liked to puff on cigars (phallic symbol?) whenever he got the chance.
He always cut a larger-than-life figure when he served on other attack submarines, such as the Montpelier, Philadelphia, Memphis and San Juan. Newton, who joined the Navy in March 1992, has seen his dreams of being a CMC gone up in smoke. As old salts used to say in Vietnam, "close, but no cigar."
On his LinkedIn page, Newton listed his "interests" as: photography, movies, modern art and poetry. He forgot to include the one that cost him his career - "pot."