Saturday, September 20, 2014
USS COWPENS - more trouble
Commander Armando Ramirez, Executive Officer of USS COWPENS (CG-63) was relieved of his duties on September 18 by the Commanding Officer, Captain Scott Sciretta, due to an alcohol-related incident. He was found guilty at Admiral's Mast of Article 111, drunken or reckless operation of a vehicle, and Article 133, conduct unbecoming an officer and a gentleman.
Commander. Justin Harts has assumed duties as Executive Officer. Commander Ramirez has departed the ship and is on shore duty.
According to Navy Times, when the XO returned to the ship, the CMC suspected the XO was drunk and a breathalyzer was administered. Things went downhill from there.