"UNDUE COMMAND INFLUENCE" FROM PILOT'S
REAR ADMIRAL FATHER SAVED NECK OF THEN
LTJG TIMOTHY DORSEY AFTER FIGHTER JOCK
SHOT DOWN AIR FORCE RECON PLANE, NEARLY
KILLING TWO-MAN CREW ABOARD - "IF DORSEY'S
DADDY WASN'T A BIG SHOT, SONNY BOY WOULD
HAVE BEEN KICKED OUT OF NAVY," SOURCE SAYS
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We've all heard the old saying about the military: "Screw up and move up." Well, a Naval Reserve captain who shot down an American plane in 1987, nearly killing the two crewmen aboard, may be promoted to flag rank soon. Go figure.
Well-connected Capt. Timothy W. Dorsey is one of Obama's picks to be an admiral in the Navy. It figures. Dorsey's always had help from folks in high places. Like his daddy, retired three-star Admiral James Dorsey, the former skipper of the aircraft carrier USS America.
The senior Dorsey was a naval aviator, and his son had followed in his father's footsteps.
SHOT DOWN THE PLANE
It was some 25 years ago, that then-LTJG Tim Dorsey committed the ultimate foul-up. During a training exercise, against orders, the headstrong young pilot fired a missile at an Air Force recon plane and blew it out of the sky. It was a miracle that both crewmen survived.
One would think a stunt like that would have gotten Dorsey busted and sent to he fleet as a swabbie. No such luck. Because he was Admiral Dorsey's boy, nothing, and we mean just that, nothing adverse happened to the doofus.
Now, a loyal reader of Military Corruption.com (we get up to six million hits a month, worldwide) has tipped us - and you - the real story why young Dorsey escaped any punishment at all.
"I've seen lots of Navy officers lose their careers over some small stuff," a retired Navy commander told us, "but this guy Dorsey, we remember he was so arrogant he didn't even express regret he'd destroyed an expensive U.S. aircraft and nearly cost both the pilot and co-pilot (they parachuted to safety) their lives in the process."
"It was the old man (Adm. James Dorsey) that got sonny boy off, our well-informed source said. "for anyone else that (shooting down a friendly aircraft) would have been a definite career ender. But for Dorsey's son, that junior officer got a free pass, even though an investigation showed him clearly at fault."
An IG probe expressed the view that young Dorsey "lacked good judgment" and cast doubt upon the Saratoga pilot's ability to fly. Yet the "brass hat" sibling got off without even a slap on the wrist.
Today, the 48 year-old Dorsey is general counsel for USA Discounters in Virginia Beach, Va. and is a four-striper in the Naval Reserve. That this man could rise to flag rank - "like father, like son" - shows it's not what you do, it's who you know and who cares about you. Justice and equal treatment under the law have nothing to do with this.