MODERN-DAY "CAPTAIN BLIGH" RELIEVED
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The captain didn't have his crew flogged with a cat-o-nine-tales, nor did he lash them to the top of the main-mast during a monsoon storm. But in many other ways, the skipper of the USS Boxer was a modern-day "Captain Bligh."
CAPT Wayne Brown has been relieved of command just 89 days after he assumed control of the Navy's San Diego-based amphibious assault ship. He was XO prior to winning promotion to the top officer's spot.
Now, Brown - a 28 year veteran and graduate of OCS - will be busy putting in his retirement papers and hoping he goes out the door without losing one of his four stripes.
A comprehensive investigation revealed that Brown was clearly out-of-control.
"You stupid motherfuckers!" Brown screamed at his subordinate officers, right in front of the crew. As for them, even the chiefs, they were also objects of his invective and vitriol. The document, obtained by the Los Angeles TIMES through the Freedom of Information Act, detailed a laundry list of offenses that showed Brown to be one foul-mouthed, hard-ass son-of-a-bitch.
TROUBLE WITH THE WOMEN
Probably what finished the captain's naval career off was his inappropriate remarks and actions toward an unidentified female officer.
She claimed he made "suggestive remarks" to her and placed his hand on her hip and backside.
"If I was 20 years younger, you'd have a major problem on your hands," he reportedly leered. With other females, he allegedly questioned them as to their private sex lives and inquired as to whether they used birth control pills with their husbands and boyfriends.
POUNDS DESK WITH HIS FISTS
"Captain Brown has created a "hostile, offensive, and intimidating work environment," said REAR ADM Frank Ponds, boss of Expeditionary Strike Group 3. The flag officer said the Boxer's commander engaged in "abrasive, abusive and unprofessional conduct."
Ponds pulled the trigger on Brown and transferred him to shore duty, pending what, by all indications are, his swift retirement from the Fleet.
Brown, who reportedly pounded his desk with his fists and raged on in tirades of up to a half-hour, is keeping a low profile now, The screamer learned his lesson a little bit too late.