Despite Checkered Career, Alleged Navy Yard Shooter Got Honorable Discharge

Cited eight times for misconduct while serving in Navy


The man named as the shooter in Monday's Washington Navy Yard rampage had a highly checkered four-year career as a Navy reservist, a period marked by repeated run-ins with the law and his military superiors, Navy officials said Tuesday.

Aaron Alexis was cited at least eight times for misconduct for offenses as minor as a traffic ticket and showing up late for work but also as serious as insubordination and disorderly conduct, according to a Navy official who spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss the gunman's personnel record.

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  1. It does not surprise me in the least that he had an Honorable Discharge and that is the way it is suppose to be. An Honorable with a bad reenlistment code is bad enough.

    A Bad Conduct Discharge (BCD) or Dishonorable Discharges are meant to be punitive; one has to work at getting one.

    I am not sure what a General Discharge is suppose to be for.

    Isn’t there supposed to be five different types of discharges?


    or is it there are five different types of Court Marshals?

    It has been a long time since read my Blue Jackets Manual.

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