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I got an e-mail from the Democratic Party today:

Birth control.
From Democrats democraticparty@democrats.org

Democrats
The Supreme Court just decided to take up a case that could determine whether or not for-profit companies can deny their employees’ access to birth control. Republicans opposed to the Affordable Care Act are taking an extreme position and arguing that women’s bosses should have a say in their personal health decisions — which could undermine a core tenet of Obamacare and compromise women’s health.

That means it couldn’t be a more important time to speak out in favor of a woman’s right to make her own choices about her health. Let’s all stand together to show this is a decision that belongs to a woman, not her employer:

Now, what is it that has the Democrats so indignant? From The Wall Street Journal:

High Court to Review Health Law’s Contraception Mandate
Two For-Profit Companies Cite Religious Grounds in Saying They Shouldn’t Be Bound by the Rule
By Jess Bavin | Nov. 26, 2013 11:57 a.m. ET

WASHINGTON—The Supreme Court said it would decide whether businesses, like people, have a right to religious expression, in cases challenging the federal health law’s mandate that employers provide contraceptive coverage to female employees.

The high court upheld most of President Barack Obama’s Affordable Care Act in a June 2012 decision. But lower courts have split since then on whether contraceptive coverage must be included in minimum benefits packages.

The Obama administration has exempted religiously affiliated nonprofit employers, such as Catholic hospitals, from financing such coverage. At the same time, it held that for-profit companies remain bound by the requirement, regardless of the beliefs espoused by their owners.

The justices consolidated on Tuesday two appellate rulings that reached opposite conclusions into a single argument. The cases are expected to be heard in the spring of 2014, with a decision announced by June.

More at the link.

The cases at hand1 concern whether corporations must provide health insurance which covers contraception, if the owners are morally opposed to it; the Democrats are claiming that if the decision goes in favor of Hobby Lobby and Conestoga Wood Specialties Corporation, then employers “can deny their employees’ access to birth control.” (Emphasis mine.) “Access” means:

  • a way of getting near, at, or to something or someone;
  • a way of being able to use or get something;
  • permission or the right to enter, get near, or make use of something or to have contact with someone.

The Democrats would have people believe that, if the companies have their way, women would not be allowed to obtain contraceptives. The truth is that, if the companies win, their employees would have to purchase contraceptives on their own, but there would be no restrictions on them doing so. As we noted here, contraceptives are very inexpensive in this country,2 but that the Affordable Care Act’s requirement that health insurance provide contraceptives with no co-payments would actually increase the costs of contraceptives.

Of course, that wasn’t the Democrats only lie in the e-mail. They also said, “Republicans opposed to the Affordable Care Act are taking an extreme position and arguing that women’s bosses should have a say in their personal health decisions.” Again, that is completely false. The position of the companies is that the companies should not be required to provide contraceptive coverage if the owners are morally opposed to it, but in no way does that give the employers “a say in their personal health decisions.” It simply means that the employers would not be involved at all in those decisions.

Patterico noted that a majority of Americans now believe that President Obama is not honest or trustworthy. When the Democrats send out such blatant and obvious lies, it’s no surprise that only 47% of Americans believe that the President is honest, doubtlessly the same 47% whom Mitt Romney said were dependent on government and see themselves as victims.

Well, I can sort of understand the Democrats’ ploy. In a pattern consistent with previous elections, the Democrats did best in 2012 with people who never finished high school: 63% of dropouts voted for Barack Hussein Obama, while only 35% voted for Mitt Romney. When your base is the least educated and least intelligent people in this country, why should you expect them to be able to spot such obvious lies?
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  1. Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby Stores and Conestoga Wood Specialties Corp. v. Sebelius
  2. Planned Parenthood, an organization which supports easy access to contraceptives, stated, “Birth control pills may be purchased with a prescription at a drugstore or clinic. They cost about $15–$50 a month.”

Billy Graham

Beautifully articulated.

Truth…………from a man the media has never been able to throw dirt on…..amazing!

He has certainly hit the “world” on the head!
Billy Graham’s Prayer For Our Nation

THIS MAN SURE HAS A GOOD VIEW OF WHAT’S HAPPENING TO OUR COUNTRY!
1 - Billy G

‘Heavenly Father, we come before you today to ask your forgiveness and to seek your direction and guidance.

We know Your Word says, ‘Woe to those who call evil good,’ but that is exactly what we have done.

We have lost our spiritual equilibrium and reversed our values.

We have exploited the poor and called it the lottery.

We have rewarded laziness and called it welfare.

We have killed our unborn and called it choice. We have shot abortionists and called it justifiable…

We have neglected to discipline our children and called it building self esteem.

We have abused power and called it politics.

We have coveted our neighbor’s possessions and called it ambition.

We have polluted the air with profanity and pornography and called it freedom of expression.

We have ridiculed the time-honored values of our forefathers and called it enlightenment.

Search us, Oh God, and know our hearts today; cleanse us from sin and Set us free. Amen!’

With the Lord’s help, may this prayer sweep over our nation and wholeheartedly become our
desire so that we once again can be called ‘One nation under God!’

The Economic and Social Conservatives are the Same People!

For all of human history, as far back as we can know anything about social and family structures, a marriage relationship which bound a father to the mother of his children was present, in every society, in every culture, in every land. Whether you believe that our societal rules were handed down to us by a wise and benevolent God, or you think that our societal morés simply evolved, the concept of marriage as the basis of the family and of society was universal. And it has only been our oh-so-enlightened last couple of generations in which we decided that we were just plain smarter than those who went before us, that marriage was really just a scrap of paper that really meant nothing, and — if you were Amanda Marcotte — was just another control mechanism of Teh Patriarchy.

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Economics 101: When you increase a company’s costs, it has to recoup those costs

From The Wall Street Journal:

Companies Prepare to Pass More Health Costs to Workers
Firms Brace for Influx of Participants in Insurance Plans Who Had Earlier Opted Out
By Theo Francis | Updated Nov. 24, 2013 9:36 p.m. ET

Companies are bracing for an influx of participants in their insurance plans due to the health-care overhaul, adding to pressure to shift more of the cost of coverage to employees.

Many employers are betting that the Affordable Care Act’s requirement that all Americans have health insurance starting in 2014 will bring more people into their plans who have previously opted out. That, along with other rising expenses, is prompting companies to raise workers’ premium contributions, steer them toward high-deductible plans and charge them more to cover family members.

The changes as companies roll out their health plans for 2014 aren’t solely the result of the ACA. Employers have been pushing more of the cost of providing health insurance on to their workers for years, and firms that aren’t booking much sales growth due to the sluggish economy are under heavy pressure to keep expenses down.

Some are dealing with rising expenses by making employees pick up a bigger share of the premiums for coverage of family members. Employees this year are responsible for an average 18% of the cost of individual coverage, but 29% of the cost of family coverage, according to a survey of employee health plans by the Kaiser Family Foundation and the Health Research & Educational Trust.

More at the link. In other words, if you like your employer’s insurance plan, you can keep your employer’s insurance plan; if you liked your employer’s insurance premium, you’re just plain out of luck.

This was inevitable, of course. The new regulations require that your insurance carrier allow you to keep your children on the plan until they turn 26; that’s several additional years on the insurance, and that has additional costs, costs which have to be passed on. The new regulations state that no one can be denied insurance or charged a higher premium due to a pre-existing condition; that means higher costs for the insurance company, which means higher costs passed on to the consumer. That’s not some nefarious reich-wing plot; that’s just simple economics.

And we told you this! This is no surprise to anyone who was paying attention. Of course, anyone who was paying attention did not vote for Barack Hussein Obama.

How horrible

I really do plan on working up some outrage over this incident later today:

Fort Hood Shooter Nidal Hasan Beaten in Prison
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If (Nidal) Hasan thought he was having a bad day when he had his beard forcibly shaven when he entered prison, his concept of a bad day got worse last week when, according to rumors coming out of Leavenworth, he had been beaten by three other inmates.

According to the rumors, three of Hasan’s fellow inmates set upon Hasan and beat him profusely while guards were “busy” looking away while transferring him from a religious service of his choosing back to his cell. It is alleged that he is suffering from a broken nose and several facial lacerations. The rumors are yet to be confirmed by the prison.

As the author noted, this story is just an unconfirmed rumor. If it is confirmed, I promise that I will be somewhat outraged, just as I plan to be outraged when rumors of Bradley Manning having a tough time in jail arise.

From Around the Blogroll: Very late this weekend!

We noted, last Thursday, the kerfuffle over Colonel Lynette Arnhart’s e-mail to the Army’s Training and Doctrine Command that the Army use more “average-looking women” in its advertising. COL Arnhart made the highly politically incorrect observation that, “In general, ugly women are perceived as competent while pretty women are perceived as having used their looks to get ahead.” And, apparently, writing an e-mail like that can result in career-limiting consequences, both for the writer and the person who made it public. From Robert Stacey Stacy McCain:

‘Gender Integration’ = FAIL
Posted on | November 23, 2013 | 9 Comments

This is both hysterically funny and pathetically sad:

The Army colonel who wrote an internal email suggesting public affairs officers use photos of “average-looking women” when they need to illustrate stories about female soldiers has stepped down as the leader of an Army study on gender integration.

Army spokesman George Wright confirmed on Saturday that Col. Lynette Arnhart had agreed to step aside from the Training and Doctrine Command study she was leading.

In addition, Wright said, Col. Christian Kubik, a public affairs officer at TRADOC, was suspended for his involvement in the email chain.

“In order to protect the integrity of the ongoing work on gender integration in the Army, Col. Lynette Arnhart agreed to step down as the gender integration study director,” Wright said in a statement. “Concurrently, TRADOC suspended Col. Christian Kubik from his position as the public affairs officer pending the outcome of an investigation.”

I agree with Ann Althouse that this was a silly “scandal” — two military careers wrecked because of an internal e-mail — but the larger problem remains: MEN AND WOMEN ARE DIFFERENT.

Insofar as they are different, they are not equal, because equality implies fungibility — sameness, so that one may be substituted for the other — and therefore the attempt to equalize things which are not the same is foredoomed to failure. What inevitably occurs in these kinds of social-engineering experiments is a lot of official make-believe, in which people are required to pretend that the failing policy is actually a success. Telling the truth becomes a firing offense.

The people who are ramming these policies through the Pentagon in the name of “gender integration” should be ashamed of themselves for perpetrating such a fraud. It is a dishonest and dangerous policy that is harmful to America’s national security.

I have to disagree with the esteemed Mr McCain: equality does not imply fungibility. No one would state that an infantryman and a helicopter pilot are not equals, as far as their value and contribution to the Army are concerned, but you cannot have them simply replace each other in the other’s position and not expect a fall-off in performance, because they are simply not equally trained in each other’s specialty.

Mr McCain, the proud father of a soldier in Special Forces training, was referring not to the difference between males and females as ground-pounders, but, in many military occupational specialties, males and females can easily be exchanged with no fall-off in performance; it will depend upon the MOS in question. He has a valid point when it comes to the infantry, though, as our Tough Enough! article noted, three female Marines successfully completed and were graduated from the Corp’s infantry course. That the pass rate for the female candidates was very low (three out of fifteen, or 20%, though a fourth woman may pass her tests following recovery from an injury sustained), compared with the 83% passing rate for the men, but whether or not these three Marine infantrywomen will be “fungible” with the males remains to be seen. (After all, even within a single squad, there are quality differences between the individual men in the unit.)

Phineas Fahrquar, writing on Sister Toldjah, noted that the Pyrite State has spent $600 million on its high-speed rail project, and not the first bit of actual construction work has been done.

Dejah Thoris from the film John Carter.

The Victory Girls have two posts about organized religion, The Paradox of Organized Christianity…, by Dejah Thoris, and In Defense of Organized Religion, by “Blackiswhite,” a guest poster. Of course, it’s always good to reference something by Miss Thoris, because it gives me the excuse to use the picture at the right! :)

From L D Jackson:

Iran’s Nuclear Program – Deal Or No Deal?
 
News coming out of Geneva and Washington, D.C. tells us of a major breakthrough regarding Iran’s nuclear program. According to what we are being told by the Obama administration and the Iranians, a deal has been reached to make sure Iran’s nuclear program is for peaceful purposes only. As can be expected, the Obama administration is touting the agreement, saying it cuts off the most likely paths Iran would take, if it wanted to acquire a nuclear weapon. Iranian President Hassan Rouhani told his nation of the agreement on national television, saying the world has recognized Iran’s nuclear rights. Israel is understandably worried about its safety. The bus I mentioned in my earlier post (linked below) on this issue is getting closer and Obama has the pedal to the metal.

Here are the rough terms of the agreement.

Fox News – Under the terms of the agreement, which concluded days of negotiations in Geneva, Iran committed to halt enrichment above a 5 percent threshold and dismantle the technical connections required to enrich uranium above that threshold.

Iran is also required to neutralize its stockpile of near 20 percent enriched uranium, and halt progress on its enrichment capacity. In return, the six world powers (the U.S., Great Britain, France, Germany, China, and Russia), have agreed to not impose any new sanctions, suspend sanctions on certain sectors of Iran’s economy, and potentially unfreeze $4.2 billion in revenue from oil sales if Iran meets other conditions.

A White House statement also said Iran’s nuclear program will be subject to “increased transparency and intrusive monitoring.”

There is one other piece of information that you need to know. The agreement is only a six-month deal. It supposedly gives Iran and the rest of the major powers in the world to come to a longer lasting agreement. Having said that, is this agreement the real deal or not? My first inclination is to say no deal. Here’s why I believe that.

And, after that, Mr Jackson tells you why he believes that!

Hube notes the racism and hypocrisy of The New York Times, which says that, Shhhh! we can’t blame the so-called “knockout” attacks on race, even though the known perpetrators have been black teens, primarily assaulting whites, even though our good friends on the left were screaming up the racial angle when it came to the George Zimmerman/ Trayvon Martin case.

Around here, we have coined the proper word for it: Democrisy.

White House Press Secretary Jay Carney

The professional media are somewhat frustrated with the control-the-message-and-medium attitude of the White House; William Teach has exactly no sympathy at all for them.

Le*gal In*sur*rec*tion noted the (no so) stunning hypocrisy of The New York Times when it comes to the Democrats using the so-called “nuclear option” on judicial nominees, and Patterico added apiece about the Democrisy of Harry Read and Barack Hussein Obama on the subject: apparently they were against the nuclear option before they were for it. But, in another article, Patterico concludes that this is, in the long run, a very good thing.

Donald Douglas noted that the Littleton Green Community School is engaging in “‘Racism Blackmail’ in UK Public Schools: Required Islam Indoctrination for Grade School Children”   At issue is an ‘Explore Islam’ workshop at Staffordshire University for 4th to 6th graders, and parents were told that “‘Refusal to allow your child to attend will result in a Racial Discrimination note being attached to your child’s education record, which will remain on this file throughout their school career.”

The only problem I saw with Dr Douglas’ comment was that he failed to note the terrible grammar in the school’s letter: the possessive pronoun referring to a child, the singular form which was in the sentence, is not the plural possessive “their.” Oddly enough, I had thought that the English were more fastidious about their English than we boorish Americans, and would have expected education professionals to be the most careful of all. How foolish of me.

Rule 5 Blogging: Even neutral Sweden has an Army!

It’s the weekend and time, once again, for THE FIRST STREET JOURNAL’S version of Rule 5 Blogging. Robert Stacey Stacy McCain described Rule 5 as posting photos of pretty women somewhat déshabillé, but, on this site, our Rule 5 Blogging doesn’t put up pictures of Scarlett Johansson in her summer clothes, but women, in full military gear, serving their countries in the armed forces. The terribly sexist authors on this site celebrate strong women, women who can take care of themselves and take care of others, women who have been willing to put their lives on the line in some not-so-friendly places, women who truly do have the “We can do it!” attitude.

Today: the Swedes!

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The MILITARY PURGE – SCARY

What wrong with this picture. Look at the list and dates of high ranking military PURGED:

Commanding Generals fired:
General John R. Allen-U.S. Marines Commander International Security Assistance Force [ISAF] (Nov 2012)
Major General Ralph Baker (2 Star)-U.S. Army Commander of the Combined Joint Task Force Horn in Africa (April 2013)
Major General Michael Carey (2 Star)-U.S. Air Force Commander of the 20th US Air Force in charge of 9,600 people and 450 Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles (Oct 2013)
Colonel James Christmas-U.S. Marines Commander 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit & Commander Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response Unit (July 2013)
Major General Peter Fuller-U.S. Army Commander in Afghanistan (May 2011)
Major General Charles M.M. Gurganus-U.S. Marine Corps Regional Commander of SW and I Marine Expeditionary Force in Afghanistan (Oct 2013)
General Carter F. Ham-U.S. Army African Command (Oct 2013)
Lieutenant General David H. Huntoon (3 Star), Jr.-U.S. Army 58th Superintendent of the US Military Academy at West Point, NY (2013)
Command Sergeant Major Don B Jordan-U.S. Army 143rd Expeditionary Sustainment Command (suspended Oct 2013)
General James Mattis-U.S. Marines Chief of CentCom (May 2013)
Colonel Daren Margolin-U.S. Marine in charge of Quantico’s Security Battalion (Oct 2013)
General Stanley McChrystal-U.S. Army Commander Afghanistan (June 2010)
General David D. McKiernan-U.S. Army Commander Afghanistan (2009)
General David Petraeus-Director of CIA from September 2011 to November 2012 & U.S. Army Commander International Security Assistance Force [ISAF] and Commander U.S. Forces Afghanistan [USFOR-A] (Nov 2012)
Brigadier General Bryan Roberts-U.S. Army Commander 2nd Brigade (May 2013)
Major General Gregg A. Sturdevant-U.S. Marine Corps Director of Strategic Planning and Policy for the U.S. Pacific Command & Commander of Aviation Wing at Camp Bastion, Afghanistan (Sept 2013)
Colonel Eric Tilley-U.S. Army Commander of Garrison Japan (Nov 2013)
Brigadier General Bryan Wampler-U.S. Army Commanding General of 143rd Expeditionary Sustainment Command of the 1st Theater Sustainment Command [TSC] (suspended Oct 2013)

Commanding Admirals fired:
Rear Admiral Charles Gaouette-U.S. Navy Commander John C. Stennis Carrier Strike Group Three (Oct 2012)
Vice Admiral Tim Giardina(3 Star, demoted to 2 Star)-U.S. Navy Deputy Commander of the US Strategic Command, Commander of the Submarine Group Trident, Submarine Group 9 and Submarine Group 10 (Oct 2013)

Naval Officers fired: (All in 2011)
Captain David Geisler-U.S. Navy Commander Task Force 53 in Bahrain (Oct 2011)
Commander Laredo Bell-U.S. Navy Commander Naval Support Activity Saratoga Springs, NY (Aug 2011)
Lieutenant Commander Kurt Boenisch-Executive Officer amphibious transport dock Ponce (Apr 2011)
Commander Nathan Borchers-U.S. Navy Commander destroyer Stout (Mar 2011)
Commander Robert Brown-U.S. Navy Commander Beachmaster Unit 2 Fort Story, VA (Aug 2011)
Commander Andrew Crowe-Executive Officer Navy Region Center Singapore (Apr 2011)
Captain Robert Gamberg-Executive Officer carrier Dwight D. Eisenhower (Jun 2011)
Captain Rex Guinn-U.S. Navy Commander Navy Legal Service office Japan (Feb 2011)
Commander Kevin Harms- U.S. Navy Commander Strike Fighter Squadron 137 aboard the aircraft carrier Abraham Lincoln (Mar 2011)
Lieutenant Commander Martin Holguin-U.S. Navy Commander mine countermeasures Fearless (Oct 2011)
Captain Owen Honors-U.S. Navy Commander aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (Jan 2011)
Captain Donald Hornbeck-U.S. Navy Commander Destroyer Squadron 1 San Diego (Apr 2011)
Rear Admiral Ron Horton-U.S. Navy Commander Logistics Group, Western Pacific (Mar 2011)
Commander Etta Jones-U.S. Navy Commander amphibious transport dock Ponce (Apr 2011)
Commander Ralph Jones-Executive Officer amphibious transport dock Green Bay (Jul 2011)
Commander Jonathan Jackson-U.S. Navy Commander Electronic Attack Squadron 134, deployed aboard carrier Carl Vinson (Dec 2011)
Captain Eric Merrill-U.S. Navy Commander submarine Emory S. Land (Jul 2011)
Captain William Mosk-U.S. Navy Commander Naval Station Rota, U.S. Navy Commander Naval Activities Spain (Apr 2011)
Commander Timothy Murphy-U.S. Navy Commander Electronic Attack Squadron 129 at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, WA (Apr 2011)
Commander Joseph Nosse-U.S. Navy Commander ballistic-missile submarine Kentucky (Oct 2011)
Commander Mark Olson-U.S. Navy Commander destroyer The Sullivans FL (Sep 2011)
Commander John Pethel-Executive Officer amphibious transport dock New York (Dec 2011)
Commander Karl Pugh-U.S. Navy Commander Electronic Attack Squadron 141 Whidbey Island, WA (Jul 2011)
Commander Jason Strength-U.S. Navy Commander of Navy Recruiting District Nashville, TN (Jul 2011)
Captain Greg Thomas-U.S. Navy Commander Norfolk Naval Shipyard (May 2011)
Commander Mike Varney-U.S. Navy Commander attack submarine Connecticut (Jun 2011)
Commander Jay Wylie-U.S. Navy Commander destroyer Momsen (Apr 2011)

Naval Officers fired: (All in 2012)
Commander Alan C. Aber-Executive Officer Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron 71 (July 2012)
Commander Derick Armstrong- U.S. Navy Commander missile destroyer USS The Sullivans (May 2012)
Commander Martin Arriola- U.S. Navy Commander destroyer USS Porter (Aug 2012)
Captain Antonio Cardoso- U.S. Navy Commander Training Support Center San Diego (Sep 2012)
Captain James CoBell- U.S. Navy Commander Oceana Naval Air Station’s Fleet Readiness Center Mid-Atlantic (Sep 2012)
Captain Joseph E. Darlak- U.S. Navy Commander frigate USS Vandegrift (Nov 2012)
Captain Daniel Dusek-U.S. Navy Commander USS Bonhomme
Commander David Faught-Executive Officer destroyer Chung-Hoon (Sep 2012)
Commander Franklin Fernandez- U.S. Navy Commander Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 24 (Aug 2012)
Commander Ray Hartman- U.S. Navy Commander Amphibious dock-landing ship Fort McHenry (Nov 2012)
Commander Shelly Hakspiel-Executive Officer Navy Drug Screening Lab San Diego (May 2012)
Commander Jon Haydel- U.S. Navy Commander USS San Diego (Mar 2012)
Commander Diego Hernandez- U.S. Navy Commander ballistic-missile submarine USS Wyoming (Feb 2012)
Commander Lee Hoey- U.S. Navy Commander Drug Screening Laboratory, San Diego (May 2012)
Commander Ivan Jimenez-Executive Officer frigate Vandegrift (Nov 2012)
Commander Dennis Klein- U.S. Navy Commander submarine USS Columbia (May 2012)
Captain Chuck Litchfield- U.S. Navy Commander assault ship USS Essex (Jun 2012)
Captain Marcia Kim Lyons- U.S. Navy Commander Naval Health Clinic New England (Apr 2012)
Captain Robert Marin- U.S. Navy Commander cruiser USS Cowpens (Feb 2012)
Captain Sean McDonell- U.S. Navy Commander Seabee reserve unit Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 14 FL (Nov 2012)
Commander Corrine Parker- U.S. Navy Commander Fleet Logistics Support Squadron 1 (Apr 2012)
Captain Liza Raimondo- U.S. Navy Commander Naval Health Clinic Patuxent River, MD (Jun 2012)
Captain Jeffrey Riedel- Program manager, Littoral Combat Ship program (Jan 2012)
Commander Sara Santoski- U.S. Navy Commander Helicopter Mine Countermeasures Squadron 15 (Sep 2012)
Commander Kyle G. Strudthoff-Executive Officer Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 25 (Sep 2012)
Commander Sheryl Tannahill- U.S. Navy Commander Navy Operational Support Center [NOSC] Nashville, TN (Sep 2012)
Commander Michael Ward- U.S. Navy Commander submarine USS Pittsburgh (Aug 2012)
Captain Michael Wiegand- U.S. Navy Commander Southwest Regional Maintenance Center (Nov 2012)
Captain Ted Williams- U.S. Navy Commander amphibious command ship Mount Whitney (Nov 2012)
Commander Jeffrey Wissel- U.S. Navy Commander of Fleet Air Reconnaissance Squadron 1 (Feb 2012)

Naval Officers fired: (All in 2013)
Lieutenant Commander Lauren Allen-Executive Officer submarine Jacksonville (Feb 2013)
Reserve Captain Jay Bowman-U.S. Navy Commander Navy Operational Support Center [NOSC] Fort Dix, NJ (Mar 2013)
Captain William Cogar-U.S. Navy Commander hospital ship Mercy’s medical treatment facility (Sept 2013)
Commander Steve Fuller-Executive Officer frigate Kauffman (Mar 2013)
Captain Shawn Hendricks-Program Manager for naval enterprise IT networks (June 2013)
Captain David Hunter-U.S. Navy Commander of Maritime Expeditionary Security Squadron 12 & Coastal Riverine Group 2 (Feb 2013)
Captain Eric Johnson-U.S. Navy Chief of Military Entrance Processing Command at Great Lakes Naval Training Center, IL (2013)
Captain Devon Jones-U.S. Navy Commander Naval Air Facility El Centro, CA (July 2013)
Captain Kevin Knoop-U.S. Navy Commander hospital ship Comfort’s medical treatment facility (Aug 2013)
Lieutenant Commander Jack O’Neill-U.S. Navy Commander Operational Support Center Rock Island, IL (Mar 2013)
Commander Allen Maestas-Executive Officer Beachmaster Unit 1 (May 2013)
Commander Luis Molina-U.S. Navy Commander submarine Pasadena (Jan 2013)
Commander James Pickens-Executive Officer frigate Gary (Feb 2013)
Lieutenant Commander Mark Rice-U.S. Navy Commander Mine Countermeasures ship Guardian (Apr 2013)
Commander Michael Runkle-U.S. Navy Commander of Mobile Diving and Salvage Unit 2 (May 2013)
Commander Jason Stapleton-Executive Office Patrol Squadron 4 in Hawaii (Mar 2013)
Commander Nathan Sukols-U.S. Navy Commander submarine Jacksonville (Feb 2013)
Lieutenant Daniel Tyler-Executive Officer Mine Countermeasures ship Guardian (Apr 2013)
Commander Edward White-U.S. Navy Commander Strike Fighter Squadron 106 (Aug 2013)
Captain Jeffrey Winter-U.S. Navy Commander of Carrier Air Wing 17 (Sept 2013)
Commander Thomas Winter-U.S. Navy Commander submarine Montpelier (Jan 2013)
Commander Corey Wofford- U.S. Navy Commander frigate Kauffman (Feb 2013)

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