Stennis BatGru Commander Removed
Another Navy CO has been removed. The San Diego Union-Tribune reports (here) that Rear Adm. Charles M. Gaouette has been “reassigned from his job [as Commander of the Stennis Battle Group] pending the results of a Navy inspector general investigation . . . .”
USAFA Cadets Likely Won’t Face Discipline Over “First Snow” That Turned Violent
The Colorado Springs Gazette reports (here) that USAFA officials will likely not discipline cadets for participating in a brawl that started as an annual right of passage ritual for Academy cadets.
Twenty-seven Air Force Academy cadets were injured last week after a traditional hazing event left some with concussions, broken collar bones and cuts and bruises.
One cadet suffered a human bite on the arm, according to an email sent to academy staff by Brig. Gen. Dana Born, dean of cadets.
The hazing, known as First Shirt/First Snow, is an unofficial tradition that occurs every year on the first snow. Freshmen cadets try to throw their stripped-down cadet first sergeant in the snow, while the upperclassmen try to defend the sergeant.