31 Mar '14, 4pm

Report: 'Feces march' on destroyer crossed line

Report: 'Feces march' on destroyer crossed line

Everyone at khaki call thought it was a joke. But when a chief on the destroyer Jason Dunham told the assembled chiefs and officers that he was going to line up residents in two female berthings and make them march human feces down the pier to portable toilets, he was serious. The chief was irate because the toilets in both women’s berthings had been used even though the ship’s sewage system was turned off for repairs during an overhaul, according to a Navy report. The chief intended the task to teach the women a lesson in following orders and being considerate towards those whose job it is to fix the toilets. But to investigators, it crossed the line into humiliation and hazing that should have been stopped. The Naval Surface Force Atlantic investigation found Cmdr. Kenneth Rice and Command Master Chief (SW/AW) Stephen Vandergrifft failed to take immediate corrective acti...

Full article: http://www.navytimes.com/article/20140331/NEWS/303310035/...

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