POOR COMMAND CLIMATE ON THE USS TYPHOON
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According to most of his crew, he was the skipper from hell.
LT CMDR Jeremiah Daley was relieved as commander of the patrol boat USS Typhoon last month after investigators compiled a laundry list of misconduct that included openly drinking alcohol in front of his crew and failing to properly maintain essential equipment on the Bahrain-based craft.
Things got so bad, with Daley allegedly ignoring the need to have engine and fire suppression control repairs, a 300-page Navy report cited the former commander for "exposing his crew to unnecessary risk." One member of the crew told NCIS the atmosphere on the Typhoon was the "worst" he had experienced during his 28 years in the Navy.
KUDOS TO THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
In the past, we have been critical of some of The Associated Press's biased and incomplete reporting. The Air Force Maj. Jill Metzger cover-up is a good example. But we have to take our hat off to the AP this time, and even render a salute to them for pushing to get the report released under the Freedom of Information Act. Thank you.
The document is damning indeed.
According to the report, Daley "played favorites" with certain people in the 24-member crew.
Daley assumed command of the Typhoon in May 2015. He didn't even compete one year at the helm of the patrol boat. He's been assigned to Task Force 55 where he told the AP he plans to fight his career-ending punishment. "Let the appeal process take its due course," he said.