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San Diego-Based Navy Officer Fired For ‘Inappropriate’ Emails Sent To Female Subordinates

U.S. Navy

Cmdr. Allen Maestas

The Navy has removed Cmdr. Allen Maestas as executive officer of the San Diego-based Beachmaster Unit 1 because of "inappropriate" texts and emails sent to two women in his command.

According to a news release from U.S. Pacific Fleet Public Affairs, the Commander of Naval Beach Group 1, Capt. Kevin Flanagan, relieved Maestas of his position on Thursday.

SURFPAC spokesman Lt. Rick Chernitzer told the Navy Times the emails and texts sent by Maestas were:

“...inappropriate and unprofessional and did not respect the senior-subordinate relationship."

The operations officer of Beachmaster Unit 1, Lt. Cmdr. Geoffrey Belanger, will serve as acting executive officer until a permanent replacement arrives in June.

Meanwhile, Maestas has been temporarily reassigned to the staff of Naval Beach Group 1.

The Navy Times reports that Maestas is the sixth Naval executive officer fired this year.

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DIZZY | May 18, 2013 at 1:54 p.m. ― 3 years, 10 months ago

This is totally absurd and here is why. The military exists for one purpose and that is to kill human beings during war. It is NOT a social jobs program and should not be treated as one. This is an attack on the U.S. Military culture . This attack is designed to domesticate the male warrior and virtually make him inefective in his purpose. On the Female side I say that if women in the military cannot defend themselves in a social environment how in the heck are they able to defend themselves against a murderous enemy who will indeed sexually molest them if captured and then who will they complain to?

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