Embattled Ex-Blue Angels Commander Quits Tailhook Presidency
Sunday, April 27, 2014
The Navy fired McWherter as executive officer of Naval Base Coronado on April 18.
Retired Navy vice admiral and Tailhook chairman Evan M. Chanik told the Washington Post McWherter resigned as president of the Tailhook Association because he didn't want to be a distraction:
“He didn’t want these distractions to inadvertently affect the Tailhook Association in any way, shape or form. I think that’s a mark of his character.”
As Home Post reported last week, a member of the Blue Angels filed a complaint with the Navy, claiming McWherter tolerated a sexually hostile work environment. The Washington Post elaborated:
The complaint described an atmosphere rife with sexually explicit speech, the open display of pornography and jokes about sexual orientation.
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