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The Navy is on track to fire a record number of commanders this year after a plague of sex and booze scandals, The Daily has learned. One commander just got his walking papers on Sunday for getting a girl pregnant and having a buddy tell her he died in combat.
In the past, commanders lost their jobs when their ships ran aground, collided with other ships or a pier — sometimes even a buoy. They didn’t get the boot for tying one on or having an affair or being mean, like they do now.
“The Navy’s acceptance of certain behavior is a lot more strict than when I was younger,” said retired Rear Adm. Hamlin Tallent.
Booze is a prime example, the former fighter pilot pointed out.
Getting hammered used to be “more or less standard behavior” during port visits, Tallent said. Sailors would “drink and be crazy and be sloppy in public. Today that’s just not accepted.”
The New York Times made Lolo Jones cry