Monday, June 27, 2011

Mishandling Classified Info Brings Down Sub Commander

CDR Michael Varney's relief as the skipper of the Connecticut submarine earlier this month was based on his taking home classified information on a number of occasions, failing to properly carry classified information, and lying about his actions related to mishandling classified documents. 

The Navy Times reports the outcome of the investigation into the matter: On June 6, Varney received nonjudicial punishment for making a false official statement, interfering in an adverse administrative proceeding and failure to obey a lawful general order.  According to the article, the likelihood that any classified information reached unauthorized individuals is remote.