Friday, December 5, 2014

U.S. Navy Revokes Bill Cosby's Honorary Title

The Secretary of the Navy Public Affairs released the below:

ARLINGTON, Va. (NNS) --  Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus and Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy Michael Stevens today said the Navy is revoking Bill Cosby's title of honorary Chief Petty Officer, originally presented in 2011.

The Navy is taking this action because allegations against Mr. Cosby are very serious and are in conflict with the Navy's core values of honor, courage and commitment.

Cosby enlisted in the Navy in 1956 and served for four years as a hospital corpsman before being honorably discharged in 1960 as a 3rd Class Petty Officer.

Note: You can read a previous post on Bill Cosby receiving the Navy honorary title via the below link:

Considering that Bill Cosby has not yet been arrested, tried or convicted of a crime, this seems to be premature, in my view.

1 comment:

  1. Premature is one word for it. I could come up with stronger language. Unsubstantiated allegations -- never seeing the light of day in a courtroom -- are not reasons for politically correct reactions. Oh, wait. I'm wrong. Those are the reasons for PC reactions.

    Even in the active duty Navy, we did not (except for pretrial restriction or confinement) impose "punishments" without the benefit of either nonjudicial (captain's mast or administrative discharge hearings) or judicial process (courts-martial).

    We do not know the truth about Bill Cosby, but the Navy shows a real lack of class in this PC reaction. Whoever really made the DON decision ought to be ashamed of himself or herself (i.e., I suspect someone other than SECNAV or MCPON were involved)..