Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Number 5 - Not proud of this one

CNO gets topside brief from CDR Haydel

Commander Jon Haydel, Commanding Officer USS Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) SAN DIEGO (LPD-22) was fired by Rear Admiral Gerard Hueber, Commander Expeditionary Strike Group THREE.  Commander Haydel was relieved for while an investigation into allegations of "personal misconduct" is ongoing.   USS SAN DIEGO is an amphibious transport dock.  The ship is en route San Diego from Pascagoula, Mississippi.

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

I hear that ESG3 admin can't find a copy of "Charge of Command" with the CDR's signature.

The rumors about the CO failing a SECNAV directed 'random' breathalyzer are completely false and fabricated by a disgruntled Sailor who didn't want to leave Pascagoula, MS for San D'eggo.

CPO2LDO said...

Interesting that the defense for "personal misconduct" would be he didn't sign what we all know to be ground truth. I go back to the fact that the CO/XO pipeline and selection process should require in person interview for those selected.

Anonymous said...

Ship wasn't part of ESG-3 until just a few days ago, so Charge of Command likely resides with Previous chain of command since that came out last year.

Captain - Special Duty Cryptology said...

I believe that anon at 2:07PM was joking.

Anonymous said...

Since SAN DIEGO just became part of ESG-3 a few days ago, the Charge of Command likely resides with their previous chain of command.

CWO4 Brian Ashpole, USN-Retired said...

I was stationed in Pascagoula twice. Once as part of a PCU and once as member of USS Ticonderoga (CG 47). It is very easy to cross the line in that town if one doesn't watch their P's and Q's. It does boil down to charactor.

As I get wiser in my older years and as a practicing evangelical Christian, I provide the following:

The first slide is one generally sitting on the fence and then he or she makes the decision to what we call sin, we then think "gee that wasn't so bad," and we do it again and again until we become blind to our actions and move further and further away from the fence (or God if you are a believer). It just becomes "normal." I am willing to bet that this was not a "first offense."

I enjoyed my time down on the Gulf Coast. We have a lot of friends down there. He probably has developed some pretty close professional relationships down there as well. I am sure that they are disappointed as well.

Rushmore Sailor said...

I was with him on RUSHMORE and he was an awesome officer.

Anonymous said...

“An officer in command has a unique position of trust and responsibility, and has a key role in shaping morale, good order and discipline within the command. His or her immediate superiors must have full confidence in the officer's judgment and ability to lead by example."

Anonymous said...

Throughout Mike's postings, a few readers have expressed their belief that every person being relieved has been committing these "crimes" or "sins" throughout his / her naval career and finally got caught. That may not always be the case.

From personal experience, I assure you that a person can make a single poor choice that, rightfully, results in career-ending consequences. It doesn't make the act any less serious because it was a first offense.

No one should be quick to judge or speculate on a person's life / character based on an article posted on a web page. There are exceptions to the premise that every person being relieved has been a bad actor their entire career.

Anonymous said...

I know this is old news but I was on SAN DIEGO. CDR Haydel was a good CO. He would still be in command or maybe a CAPT select if it wasn't for his XO. The best thing that I can hope from this event is that his XO doesn't get promoted to CDR or ever take command.

Anonymous said...

I know this is old news but I was on SAN DIEGO. CDR Haydel was a good CO. He would still be in command or maybe a CAPT select if it wasn't for his XO. The best thing that I can hope from this event is that his XO doesn't get promoted to CDR or ever take command.