NUMBER 11 ON THE NAVY'S "HIT PARADE"
CAPT SHAWN HENDRICKS LATEST COMMANDER
TO BE RELIEVED - FORMER MANAGER OF
COMPUTER NETWORK ACQUISITIONS FIRED FOR
"IMPROPER RELATIONSHIP" WITH FEMALE
CONTRACTOR - BIO SCRUBBED FROM NAVY SITE
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Hey, gang. Ever notice how the Navy wastes no time in scrubbing out the "official biographies" of senior officers in trouble?
When we first got wind that the 11th commanding officer this year had been relieved of duty, we started doing our standard research.
That means we find out if he's an Annapolis ring-knocker, OCS or NROTC. Looking at an officer's duty record is a good indicator, sometimes.
But in the case of Capt. Shawn Hendricks, up until recently, the Navy's manager for computer network acquisitions, we don't know that much.
What we do know is that the four-striper is in trouble because of an "improper relationship" with a female civilian contractor.
VAGUE ON WHAT "IMPROPER" IN
RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN CAPT AND CIVILIAN
Translation: there are many ways to "bribe" someone in a position to do you some good, if indeed that is what happened here. Money is not always the lure.
A Navy spokesperson went to great pains to emphasize that Hendricks's dismissal was not connected to any contracting decisions he oversaw.
There is no adultery charge lodged, so maybe, like Caesar's wife, there was just an "appearance" of evil. Whatever. The fact is, Capt. Hendricks's career has hit a coral reef.
He will be replaced in the key position by his chief deputy Philip Anderson until the Navy decides on who will get the job on a permanent basis.