Admiral at Center of Inquiry Is Censured by Navy
The Navy on Monday officially disciplined the admiral who had commanded a carrier strike group until being abruptly removed from the position last fall while the vessels patrolled the North Arabian Sea.
Rear Adm. Charles M. Gaouette, who led Carrier Strike Group Three, which included the U.S.S. John C. Stennis, had been accused of using profanity in a public setting and making at least two racially insensitive comments, officials familiar with the investigation said.
He was cleared of any criminal violations under the Uniform Code of Military Justice, the laws governing the behavior of armed services personnel.