What's Next: Submarine Road Rage?
Published in April 3, 2000: (CAUTION read the last paragraph before opening) Should the Navy assign servicewomen to submarine duty? Good submariners require sociability, high emotional development, lower aggression levels, compliant physical features (i.e., height, build, etc.), and acute common sense. [empasis mine]
Responding to a comment by Nimne to his New Submarine Documentary Tonight , Bubblehead stated: ... Regarding female submariners, I remain convinced that the biggest opponents of allowing females as submarine crewmembers are the current submarine wives...
What can the alert midshipwoman above be thinking? Ex-astronette Nowak was accused of pepper spraying her love-triangle rival in an airport parking lot. That certainly leaves doubt about the height status of her emotional development as well as lower aggression level. Nowak has the best defense money can buy and, of course, must be considered innocent pending her trial. No doubt the presumption of innocence is responsible for her retention of commission at O-6 grade (Navy captain).
Conduct unbecoming an officer and a gentleman is an offense subject to court martial defined in the punitive code of the United States Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ)
The elements are: That the accused did or omitted to do certain acts; and
That, in the circumstances, these acts or omissions constituted conduct
unbecoming an officer and gentleman.
Here “gentleman” is understood to include commissioned officers, cadets,
and midshipmen, and Officer Candidates, of both sexes. A gentleman is understood to have a duty to avoid dishonest acts, displays of indecency, lawlessness, dealing unfairly, indecorum, injustice, or acts of cruelty.
CAUTION:Molten Eagle's computer was attacked in connection with accessing the source of the opening quotation (above). And, of course, I have more information regarding the actual attacker. Exercise care.