USCG Capt. Elmo Alexander in better days.
Reading like a chapter from Herman Wouk’s 1951 novel The Caine Mutiny the commander of Coast Guard Cutter Midgett has been relieved of duty.
The Seattle Times is reporting:
The commander of the Seattle-based Coast Guard 378′ cutter Midgett has admitted in an official inquiry that he berated and struck an enlisted man earlier this month when the ship was in Mexico. Alexander “struck an enlisted crewmember in the head while counseling him on his performance as a security watchstander.”
The Seattle Times article is here.
This post was written by Richard Rodriguez, Rescue Tug Captain, and US Coast Guard approved instructor for License Training. You can read more of his articles at the BitterEnd of the net.