U.S.Navy pre-watch checklist: Is my make-up and mascara on correctly?

#1 Sub Head:- Seven U.S. Navy Sailors die: she gets a Slapped Wrist.

#2 Sub-head:- The C.O. will probably be either fired, or given time in the brig, (Because he is the Captain, and he is supposed to know how well his subordinate officers will respond under pressure; and he carries the Can!)

Destroyer U.S.S. Fitzgerald; Commanding Officer’s standing orders for Duty Watch Officer:-

  • Call the Commanding Officer whenever a marine contact comes within 6,000 yards of my ship’

Lieutenant J.G. Sarah Coppock viewed thirteen vessels being within 6,000 yards of her own ship, FAILED to advise the C.O. once; thus violating Standing Orders.

  • Immediately after calling the C.O., confirm sightings with the Combat Information Centre.

Lieutenant Coppock failed to advise the C.I.C. of ANY sightings, thus violating Standing Orders.

    • If the main radar system is not working correctly, call any senior officer, alert the Commanding Officer.
    • Lieutenant Coppock failed to advise the C.O., or the C.I.C. of ANY sightings, thus violating Standing Orders.
  • When aware of an imminent COLLISION with a vastly bigger vessel, alert all crew, sound all alarms, take avoiding action if possible.
  • Lieutenant J.G. Sarah Coppock did absolutely nothing at all.

Seven men died. They were :-

  • Gunner’s Mate Seaman Dakota Kyle Rigsby, 19, from Palmyra, Va.

  • Yeoman 3rd Class Shingo Alexander Douglass, 25, from San Diego

  • Sonar Technician 3rd Class Ngoc T Truong Huynh, 25, from Oakville, Conn.

  • Gunner’s Mate 2nd Class Noe Hernandez, 26, from Weslaco, Texas

  • Fire Controlman 2nd Class Carlosvictor Ganzon Sibayan, 23, from Chula Vista, Calif.

  • Personnel Specialist 1st Class Xavier Alec Martin, 24, from Halethorpe, Md.

  • Fire Controlman 1st Class Gary Leo Rehm Jr., 37, from Elyria, Ohio

“ Not a day goes by where I haven’t thought about what I could have done differently” she said in the Court Martial hearing at the Navy Yard. “There is nothing I can do now but take responsibility.”

She was sentenced to a LETTER of REPRIMAND,  and forfeiture of half-pay for three months. AS A PUNISHMENT FOR HAZARDING HER SHIP, AND FOR THE DEATHS OF SEVEN SLEEPING SAILORS!

U.S.Navy pre-watch checklist: Is my make-up and mascara on correctly?
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5 comments for “U.S.Navy pre-watch checklist: Is my make-up and mascara on correctly?

  1. May 9, 2018 at 4:11 pm

    Common Purpose hasn’t infiltrated the U.S. Military has it?

    The apologetic, hand-wringing tone and the lack of any real disciplinary action (demotion should surely be a bare minimum?) has a real familiar Common Purpose ring to it.

    • May 9, 2018 at 6:33 pm

      It very much has entered it. Posts passim at my place, plus Christie O: Confessions of a GI Jane [youtube].

  2. Errol
    May 9, 2018 at 7:15 pm

    Too many gaps here. You don’t ‘miss’ ther vessels, certainly not on a warship with the most rudimentary GPS.

  3. Pcar
    May 10, 2018 at 12:00 am

    Lieutenant J.G. Sarah Coppock wanted prove she didn’t need help and was of equal ability to CO Captain and standing orders were patriarchy rules to demean women. After all, that’s what many politicians, educators, MSM and pressure groups have told her.

    Monumental failure and deaths – Lieutenant J.G. Sarah Coppock:
    “Not my fault I’m a poor vulnerable snowflake woman and couldn’t cope. US Navy should have given me better training and support.”

    Females in front-line military is life-threatening virtue signaling. End it.

  4. May 10, 2018 at 4:50 am

    Hmmmmm. A Lt JG. That’s a bit lower on the totem pole than an able seaman who is at least expected to know ‘something’, even if it is just peeling spuds. A Lt JG’s job is to STFU and do as they are told by the Petty Officers. Are we to believe that there was no-one in the intermediate ranks between her and the Captain, standing right beside her ? Or behind. Or infront?

    I am not excusing her, but I do suspect that she is being put in the barrel by others avoiding responsibility. Like the Captain who IS accountable.

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