Senior rank of aircraft carrier resigns over mildly off-color direction

Article here. You want to think it's from The Onion but no, it's real. Excerpt:

'A Navy command master chief who inadvertently made headlines with a raunchy direction to sailors ahead of a visit from the vice president has resigned, the service announced Tuesday.

Command Master Chief Jonas Carter, of the carrier Harry S. Truman out of Norfolk, Virginia, stepped down from his position as the ship's senior enlisted leader and will retire, the Truman's commanding officer, Capt. Nick Dienna, said in a public Facebook post.

Carter told sailors assembled aboard the carrier April 30 to hear a speech from Vice President Mike Pence to "clap like we're at a strip club" when Pence arrived.

The remark was reported by multiple news outlets present to cover the visit, and was quickly condemned by carrier leadership.

"This statement was inappropriate, and this issue is being addressed by Truman's leadership," spokeswoman Lt. Cmdr. Laura Stegherr said at the time.'

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... of your hitch. The way to do this is speak a mildly off-color comment in front of civilians and BOOM, you can resign?

Tbh I think the chief was on his way out, just maybe waiting until the cruise was up to turn in his papers. This non-event just sped it up.

But the fact that a Navy chief can't reference a mere strip club in addressing his sailors w/o getting into dutch just shows how ludicrous things have gotten.

Navy men should be allowed to be Navy men. Just sayin'.

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he was just 'mansplainin'.

if the female sailors jumped up on stage and started humping spence's leg, you will know they understood the order.

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