David sends us a link to the Navy Times story that announces that Cmdr. Sheryl Tannahill, who was the commanding officer of recruiter, Aviation Ordnanceman 1st Class (AW/NAC) Grady Nations, who was court martialed for wearing an unearned Distinguished Flying Cross. During the court martial, it was revealed that Nations and Tannahill were involved in an inappropriate relationship. And now that has cost her a job;
[Tannahill] was relieved of command Sept. 14 by Capt. George Whitbred, commander of Navy Region Midwest Reserve Component Command, because of a loss of confidence in her ability to command.
Tannahill had just been selected for promotion to captain, so luckily we’ve spared the spectacle of her being fired down the line for something else equally immature like the other 15 field grade officers who’ve lost their jobs this year for stupid shit.
But stolen valor doesn’t hurt anyone. By the way, there’s a picture of the disgraced Tannahill at the link and I don’t think there’s anything about her that would make me jeopardize my career. But, then, I’ve never been able to justify to myself wearing my father’s medals, so whatever mental mechanization process Nations used to justify that probably made her attractive, too.