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Submarine Commander Faked Death to End Affair
Article by: CheaterVille Staff
September 20, 2012

Submarine Commander Faked Death to End Affair

People go to great lengths to end an affair they are having, they might change their cell phone number, change their email, and maybe even move out of state if it is necessary.  A Navy officer went above and beyond to end his extramarital affair by faking his own death. Due to this situation, he has been relieved of his position.

Only a week after taking command, Michael Ward II was released from his duty as commander of the USS Pittsburgh, according to ABCNews.com.

“Ward was dismissed when Navy investigators found out that he had sent his 23-year-old girlfriend an email from a fake co-worker claiming that Ward had died, according to a report obtained by the Associated Press through a Freedom of Information Act.”

The commander and the unidentified 23-year-old from Chesapeake, Virginia met on an online dating service in October and their relationship lasted eight months, according to the Navy.

When Ward had received the position of commander, he moved from Virginia to Connecticut for the position and attempted to break things off with his mistress with an email.

The 23-year-old went to Wards Virginia home to offer her condolences and found new owners living there who broke the news to her that Ward had moved to Connecticut.  

She was pregnant and eventually met with Ward to discuss how to handle the pregnancy.  Then she lost the baby due to complications.

“The Navy's investigation began when a relative of the woman contacted the Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS) about Ward, a spokeswoman for the Commander Submarine Group 2 in Pittsburgh told ABCNews.com.”

His charges were: dereliction of duty, conduct unbecoming to an officer and a gentleman, and adultery.

The Navy said in a statement that Ward was relieved of his duties "due to lack of confidence in Ward's ability to command based upon allegations of personal misconduct on the part of Ward."

"Our Navy has a very clear and unambiguous standard regarding the character of our commanding officers, spelled out in the Charge of Command," Capt. Vernon Parks said in a statement. "I reviewed this charge with Cmdr. Ward before he assumed command. He understood the Navy's high standards for command leadership and he failed to uphold them."

The Navy's Charge of Command clearly states, "It is your responsibility to meet the highest standards of personal and professional conduct at all times."

"All Commanding Officers and others in authority in the naval service are required to show in themselves a good example of honor, virtue, patriotism, and subordination," the charge said.
It also says that commanders are expected "to guard against and suppress all dissolute and immoral practices."

Ward did not respond to request for comment. He has been reassigned to administrative duties under another commander, according to the Navy.

Source: http://abcnews.go.com/US/submarine-commander-faked-death-end-affair-navy/story?id=17271127#.UFoaOKRWpLI


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Posted By: BondageLover | 9/20/12 1:50 PM
What a disgrace
Posted By: DreamR456 | 9/20/12 2:08 PM
Faked his death, wow what else is he willing to do when covering up a mistake
Posted By: NotHerManPhoto | 9/20/12 2:20 PM
Keep it in your pants commander
Posted By: Stealth1111 | 9/20/12 2:42 PM
what sailor doesnt cheat on their wife
Posted By: Shamrock33 | 9/24/12 11:41 AM
Shouldnt he be dishonorably discharged?

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