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.