#Iran state TV showed a footage in which the commander of #US sailors made an apology.#navy#Pentagon pic.twitter.com/VCdjEZiY54— Abas Aslani (@AbasAslani) January 13, 2016
Task & Purpose: Navy Lt Who Apologized To Iran After 2016 Capture Gets To Keep His Job
The Navy officer who apologized to Iran after the crew of the riverine boats he was in command of were captured in January 2016, will be allowed to remain in the service after a separation board in Imperial Beach, California, ruled in his favor on April 18, according to Navy Times.
“What [the Navy] tried to do is use a teeny window of this regulation and drive a truck through it,” Phillip Lowry, Nartker’s Utah-based lawyer, told the newspaper. “And the board saw through it.”
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Update #1: Discharge panel votes to retain naval officer who apologized to Iran (Navy Times)
Update #2: US Officer Whose Crew Iran Held Hostage Allowed To Stay In Navy (Daily Caller)
WNU Editor: Lt. David Nartker will forever be remembered for this.