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Tuesday, March 25, 2008

VADM Stufflebeem Fired

VADM "Boomer" Stufflebeem, an aviator who was Director of the Navy Staff and former Sixth Fleet Commander, was fired late last week for lying to the Inspector General about an "inappropriate relationship" he had 18 years ago when he was Naval Aide to former President Bush.

So here's the questions -- why would an Admiral get investigated for a relationship that happened 18 years ago? One reader suggests that maybe the product of that relationship was applying to get into Annapolis. Any other suggestions from the peanut gallery? And who will now inherit the title of "Admiral with the most humorous name"?


Anonymous Anonymous said...

According to the article he was relieved due to false and misleading statements made to the IG about the relationship.

Maybe it was too long ago to make any hay over that, but maybe it was part of another investigation involving the "inappropriate relationship".

My guess it was with an enlisted member, and perhaps it wasn't your traditional/normal sort of inappropriate relationship.

A lot of speculation...

3/25/2008 9:05 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

the fighter guys stick together. tightly. stufflebeem was a compatriot of my former fighter guy ex-husband (who had his wedding ring off when he schmoozed me at oceana, nas)- this is the tip of the iceberg with these guys (based on years of first-hand observation), sad to say i was complicit. the cheaters lie, their cell-phone records never do. nor do their financial records...

3/25/2008 10:13 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

My take on this:
He was a naughty boy 18 years ago.

There was an accusation 18 years that cleared him.

Now comes the accuser with a letter droping a dime.

I'm wondering why this guy isn't putting up a fight.Maybe he is guilty.

Either way guilty or not guilty I think it's way passed any statue of limitations. I think it's a bit late to accuse someone of inappropriate behavior.

3/25/2008 10:43 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Men are exactly how women want us to be.

Women, for the most part, get to choose who they're with. The men they choose pass their traits on to the next generation, and thus each subsequent generation becomes more like what women actually want in a man. It's obvious that the "fighter jock" mentality appeals to women as a subset of "marry the nerd, but fool around with the Bad Boy" reproductive strategy.

So it's hard for me to condemn a guy for doing just what he's been biologically programmed (and selectively bred) to do. Plus, fighter jocks can't be all that bad, since they've never made a "Fighter Jocks Gone Wild" video, other than the Tailhook '91 footage.

Which was admittedly pretty wild.

3/25/2008 11:23 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I vote for VADM David Architzel


3/25/2008 11:26 AM

Blogger BostonMaggie said...

An accusation does not make the man guilty. I know the old saying "where there's smoke...." but it's not always true. One should not project one's own unhappy experiences into this story.

Why isn't he fighting? What's the point? His upward trajectory is ended with the accusation.

Very unfortunate. Both for Boomer and the Navy.

3/25/2008 12:52 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

He was actually the "Military Aide" to President George H.W. Bush, not the Naval Aide.

Translation: He carried the "football."

An interesting story, in any case. And, very apparently, it hasn't all been told.

3/25/2008 2:29 PM

Blogger CDR Salamander said...

The irony here is who the Navy's IG is. Skippy-san could fill in the gaps.

3/25/2008 3:16 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

He should say:
I did not have sexual relations with that young lady.
Hey, it worked for what’s his name, you know, the guy in charge.

That Damn Good Looking Aganger From Iowa

3/25/2008 4:12 PM

Blogger John Byron said...

"Never get your honey where you get your money."

3/25/2008 4:24 PM

Blogger Chap said...

Architzel's a good man. I'd serve with him any time.

I wouldn't want to go to DNS, though. Another fun fact for Skippy and Phib: Who was the first 09B?.....

3/25/2008 9:27 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

maybe someone got pregnant and the father has been paying child support until the child turns 18

3/26/2008 10:04 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not knowing what the IG was investigation I can't comment on the where and how of it. I think the Admiral was fired not because of the 18 year old "inappropriate relationship" but because he lied to the IG (I have to assume, like telling a lie to a fedral investigater it’s something that they can put you in jail for (ex. Martha Stewart). As my dad has always said the lie can get you in more trouble then the original offence, or its not the crime it’s the coverup.


3/26/2008 4:22 PM

Blogger Skippy-san said...

I forgot who the Navy's IG is. Now it all makes sense. Like any P-3 guy he is simply stabbing a shipmate in the back to get ahead!

Of course it is not like the IG has never had any of those types of complaints himself.........

3/29/2008 8:17 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't know anything about Stufflebeem, and I'm not going to jump to any conclusions, but I do know of CAPT Hehe (pronounced "hee-hee") and CAPT Sadsad. Maybe if they make Admiral....

3/29/2008 2:44 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I knew a CDR Admiral...and not the Navy but I knew an Army MAJ Dick.

3/29/2008 5:51 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

This BS pisses me off. I worked for this guy at 6flt. He is one the two coolest, rational and smartest guys i have ever worked for. To bring up something that happened 18years ago is BS. If you had a problem with what he did 18 years ago you should have said something then. What a bunch of crap to destroy a guy after he worked so hard to get were he is.

4/02/2008 4:25 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree, what a bunch of rubbish. Seems like our society is hell bent on wrecking people - just look at the idiots running for President.

4/14/2008 6:43 AM

Blogger RR76PHC said...

I knew Boomer long before he went to work at the First Household. Being a former enlisted man, he was always the first to fight for and first to congratulate us lowly maintainers.
18 years previous? Please! I actually searched and found the DoD IG report, and read it front to back.
There's a lot of speculation and conjecture, and little on the "evidence" side.
My comment, "Let he who is without sin, cast the first stone!"
Sad to see such a good person brought down by someone who has nothing to gain except the satisfaction that they've brought a good man down.
I'm sure if Boomer were a card carrying member of the ACLU and Democratic Party, he would have been elevated to CNO.

5/25/2008 1:41 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Too bad CDR Salamander and Skippy-san didn't do their homework like MJC did - it was the DoD IG not Navy IG, you morons. Want more of their BS? Just check their blogs -those guys really need a life.

4/10/2009 3:33 PM

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I lost my job because of a dishonest army Col in Iraq.
From what I was told, Col Kirk Johnson ran his own contract without guidance from above. From what I know he regularly bought apple laptops to hand out to friends and co-workers, maybe thats why he didn't get in trouble? I left a job to come to the DoD and 2 weeks later I was told the contract was lost, even though col johnson said don't worry.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Actually, I have got to know ADM Stufflebeem during his time at the WH. I truly doubt the allegations that are being made now. Why wait 18 years to make them and anonymously? How can you defend yourself for something you may not remember from years ago?

I am sure that if someone asked you for exacting details of something that happened to you 18 years ago, you will not be able to remember things clearly. All it would take confusing one thing for another and someone "finds" something you are trying to hide. If someone has an axe to grind, you are screwed no matter what.

I am sure that John (yes, I know him well enough to call him John) could see the tea leaves saying that the allegation was enough to torpedo his career, guilty or not. Unfortunately, with allegations of rape or "inappropriate relationships", you are guilty until proven innocent in this country.

When cannot make ANY judgement in this case other than something he told the IG that was later on found not to be correct. Between the allegation and the screw up on memory, he could see that his career was over and it is time to just go on with life.

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