PACIFIC FLEET'S TOP CMC RELIEVED IN WAKE
What a way for it to end.
We're talking about the ignominious finish to the otherwise sterling career of Navy CMC Marco Ramirez.
The Pacific Fleet's top enlisted leader has lost his high-profile job in the wake of allegations he defrauded the government of up to $10,000 by fudging travel documents.
Ramirez, who holds a bachelor's degree from the University of Maryland, was once considered a top contender to be a future master chief petty officer of the Navy. Now his more than 30-year Navy career is over.
WILL RAMIREZ BE REDUCED IN RANK?
Flaks at Pacific Fleet headquarters were tight-lipped about details except to confirm that an investigation indicated Ramirez intended to deceive and defraud Uncle Sam. There is no discussion yet, if disciplinary action will be taken
To have a storybook career crash on the rocks like this has sent shock waves throughout the Navy - especially in the goat lockers. Ramirez was considered a shining example of upward mobility for minority enlisted sailors.
Now, the best thing to happen to him would be to retire in grade. Whether the Navy top brass will allow that, or make him an example - no one is above the UCMJ (in theory, of course) - remains to be seen.
NAVY COMMAND MASTER CHIEF RELIEVED
|COMMAND MASTER CHIEF HAS AFFAIR WITH
FEMALE CPO - REPRIMANDED AND RELIEVED
OF DUTY AT CARRIER AIRWING 2 - BRIAN PAGE
TRYING TO RETIRE - MAY BE BUSTED BACK
ONE GRADE - "DISOBEYED LAWFUL ORDER"
|"FIRED FOR FRAT" - ANOTHER CMC AT CHEATHAM
ANNEX WALKS THE PLANK - SCOTT SPLITGERBER
SECOND TOP-RANKING CHIEF TO BE RELIEVED
FOR FRATERNIZATION, MAKING FALSE OFFICIAL
STATEMENT - CMC RICHARD WARD GOT BOOT
IN MARCH FOR SIMILAR ON-DUTY MISCONDUCT