Tuesday, June 7, 2011
12th Navy Commanding Officer fired in 2011 - Mishandling Classified Material
Commander Michael Varney, Commanding Officer of USS CONNECTICUT (SSN-22) was fired on 6 June 2011 following an investigation and award of Non-Judicial Punishment (NJP).
Varney was awarded NJP for violations of UCMJ Article 92, violation of a lawful general order; Article 107, making a false official statement and Article 134, wrongful interference in an adverse administrative proceeding.
Varney had commanded the SEAWOLF-class attack submarine since February 2009.
Varney is the 12th Commanding Officer to be fired in 2011.