Conduct Unbecoming: Military Officer Firings

Conduct Unbecoming: Military Officer Firings

Getting "fired'" in the military means something different than it does in civilian world. We explore the reasons for, and consequences of, the seemingly increased incidence of officers being removed from command in the military.

Getting "fired" in the military means something different than it does in civilian world. Military leaders are held to high practical and ethical standards. High-ranking officers can be relieved of duty for infractions ranging from running a ship aground to having an affair, but that doesn't mean they're discharged from the service. We explore the reasons for, and consequences of, the seemingly increased incidence of officers being removed from command in the military.

Guests

Eugene Fidell

Florence Rogatz Visiting Lecturer in Law, Yale Law School; co-founder and former president, National Institute of Military Justice

Peter Daly

Vice Admiral, USN (Ret.); Chief Executive Officer, United States Naval Institute

Charles Hoskinson

Managing Editor, Navy Times

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