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Posted: 10/27/2010 9:08:22 AM EDT
http://www.witn.com/home/headlines/Cherry_Point_Commander_Charged_with_DWI_105860643.html



Court records show that Col.
Douglas Denn, the commander of Cherry Point Air Station in Craven
County, was charged with driving while impaired,

speeding and possession
of an open container/consumption of alcohol in passenger area.  He was
arrested Monday night around 11:00 p.m. by

Newport police in Carteret
County and records showed his blood alcohol content was .14%.

Link Posted: 10/27/2010 9:09:41 AM EDT
Ouch.
Link Posted: 10/27/2010 9:10:36 AM EDT
.14% is not even the average in my state. Sucks to be him.
Link Posted: 10/27/2010 9:13:53 AM EDT
Just like a Denn to be a lush and drive..
Link Posted: 10/27/2010 9:13:59 AM EDT
When we were in SC my wifes CO was busted for DUI. She had orders and was gone a week later. She is still in but from what I heard she will never see a comand again. Probably wont see O-6 either.
Link Posted: 10/27/2010 9:15:24 AM EDT
Douche
Link Posted: 10/27/2010 9:18:10 AM EDT
The military tends to be a bit tight-assed about shit like that.
Link Posted: 10/27/2010 9:20:47 AM EDT
IBDDINAC
Link Posted: 10/27/2010 9:26:57 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Him:
The military tends to be a bit tight-assed about shit like that.


And even it's enlisted soldiers who don't drink and drive.  This Col. Denn, without a doubt, has blasted people throughout his career for doing the same thing.  I'm 95 percent positive also that he has wasted a lot of Marine's time by making them sit through safety briefings informing Devil Dog's not to do it and the consequences of DD.
Link Posted: 10/27/2010 9:31:55 AM EDT

Link Posted: 10/27/2010 9:33:05 AM EDT
Link Posted: 10/27/2010 9:34:27 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Bettendorf:
Originally Posted By Him:
The military tends to be a bit tight-assed about shit like that.


And even it's enlisted soldiers who don't drink and drive.  This Col. Denn, without a doubt, has blasted people throughout his career for doing the same thing.  I'm 95 percent positive also that he has wasted a lot of Marine's time by making them sit through safety briefings informing Devil Dog's not to do it and the consequences of DD.


Yep
He will drive a desk and end up retired in a year or two
Link Posted: 10/27/2010 9:35:16 AM EDT
At least he wasn't in my Brigade...
Link Posted: 10/27/2010 9:38:12 AM EDT
Originally Posted By USMC6177:
Originally Posted By Bettendorf:
Originally Posted By Him:
The military tends to be a bit tight-assed about shit like that.


And even it's enlisted soldiers who don't drink and drive.  This Col. Denn, without a doubt, has blasted people throughout his career for doing the same thing.  I'm 95 percent positive also that he has wasted a lot of Marine's time by making them sit through safety briefings informing Devil Dog's not to do it and the consequences of DD.


Yep
He will drive a desk and end up retired in a year or two


Hopefully gets reduced in rank too.

Link Posted: 10/27/2010 9:47:17 AM EDT
Will. Not. Buff. Out.

Link Posted: 10/27/2010 9:48:07 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/27/2010 9:49:15 AM EDT by Chris_C]
He probably got popped between Maria's and the main gate.

ETA:

For those of us stationed there, this should be funny
Link Posted: 10/27/2010 10:18:21 AM EDT
We had a Colonel Drury, we called him Dreary naturally, who was a real asshat at F.E. Warren AFB in the early 80s. It was almost a sport for him to drive drunk. The command covered up for him on several occassions. The final straw was when he drove up to the gate, from almost 1/4 mile away, at 2 mph with his hand extended out holding his ID card. Yeah, he was gone the next day.
Link Posted: 10/27/2010 10:20:19 AM EDT



Originally Posted By 40xb-shooter:


.14% is not even the average in my state. Sucks to be him.


We're "professionals" here though, it's not fair to compare.

 
Link Posted: 10/27/2010 10:40:42 AM EDT
Originally Posted By 0699TeufelHnd:
Originally Posted By USMC6177:
Originally Posted By Bettendorf:
Originally Posted By Him:
The military tends to be a bit tight-assed about shit like that.


And even it's enlisted soldiers who don't drink and drive.  This Col. Denn, without a doubt, has blasted people throughout his career for doing the same thing.  I'm 95 percent positive also that he has wasted a lot of Marine's time by making them sit through safety briefings informing Devil Dog's not to do it and the consequences of DD.


Yep
He will drive a desk and end up retired in a year or two


Hopefully gets reduced in rank too.




That would be nice.  I know of a Captain (O-3) who got caught at the Main gate of KBay going off base DWI. Pretty sure he did not get reduced.  Got sent to the MAG and never flew again IIRC.  
Link Posted: 10/27/2010 10:41:43 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Chris_C:
He probably got popped between Maria's and the main gate.

ETA:

For those of us stationed there, this should be funny


Is that like getting busted between Tobie's and the New River Main Gate?
Link Posted: 10/27/2010 10:42:25 AM EDT
Originally Posted By USMC6177:
Originally Posted By Chris_C:
He probably got popped between Maria's and the main gate.

ETA:

For those of us stationed there, this should be funny


Is that like getting busted between Tobie's and the New River Main Gate?


Aye, it is.

Perfect example.
Link Posted: 10/27/2010 11:07:49 AM EDT
That's pretty bad.  I'm not sure but he might have stepped on a little harder than General Royal Moore  The corporal was cute.........
Link Posted: 10/27/2010 2:48:37 PM EDT
Maybe I am naive, but wouldn't you think that a guy who had made it to O-6 (not a particularly easy thing to do) would have a bit better judgment?

I am torn between saying "fuck him, he should know better" and feeling bad for a guy whose career is now in the shitter.
Link Posted: 10/27/2010 2:52:25 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Him:
Maybe I am naive, but wouldn't you think that a guy who had made it to O-6 (not a particularly easy thing to do) would have a bit better judgment?

I am torn between saying "fuck him, he should know better" and feeling bad for a guy whose career is now in the shitter.


Yeah he should have known better.  Like someone else said, he has probably put on hundreds of command safety meetings about DUI and alcohol safety and then couldn't even set a good example for the junior enlisted to follow.
Link Posted: 10/27/2010 2:54:39 PM EDT
Being the CO of Cherry Point is a big deal.

There are a lot of fixed wing aircraft there.  He surely has ended his career.  

More than likely there will be a quick and quiet Change of Command and he will most likely retire as an 06.

It is a shame, but he did it to himself.

Max
Link Posted: 10/27/2010 2:58:33 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/27/2010 3:00:10 PM EDT by Pegasus6]
Well, at least he didn't torture, rape, and kill females soldiers under his command...could be worse.





I think that's going to be my new standard response when an officer fucks up.  Thanks Canada.



ETA Hmm...http://www.marines.mil/unit/mcascherrypoint/Pages/command/MCASCPCO.aspx

Link Posted: 10/27/2010 3:06:56 PM EDT



Originally Posted By Him:


Maybe I am naive, but wouldn't you think that a guy who had made it to O-6 (not a particularly easy thing to do) would have a bit better judgment?



I am torn between saying "fuck him, he should know better" and feeling bad for a guy whose career is now in the shitter.



Nope. My dad, an officer, was nutty and lacked good judgement as did MANY of the other officers who were O-5 and above. I grew up watching Generals and Colonels get WASTED at the Officers club.
Link Posted: 10/27/2010 3:08:15 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Him:
Maybe I am naive, but wouldn't you think that a guy who had made it to O-6 (not a particularly easy thing to do) would have a bit better judgment?

I am torn between saying "fuck him, he should know better" and feeling bad for a guy whose career is now in the shitter.


Alcohol works on biology rather than rank. Maybe he showed better than average judgement to reach his level, and incidents decrease with time and rank, but you gotta figure there will still be a slip up now and then.
Link Posted: 10/27/2010 3:14:59 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Chris_C:
Originally Posted By USMC6177:
Originally Posted By Chris_C:
He probably got popped between Maria's and the main gate.

ETA:

For those of us stationed there, this should be funny


Is that like getting busted between Tobie's and the New River Main Gate?


Aye, it is.

Perfect example.


My spidey sense wins again!
Link Posted: 10/27/2010 3:16:10 PM EDT
Originally Posted By USMC6177:
Originally Posted By Chris_C:
He probably got popped between Maria's and the main gate.

ETA:

For those of us stationed there, this should be funny


Is that like getting busted between Tobie's and the New River Main Gate?



Or coming through the gate at New River drunk as shit with a flat tire and your hazard lights flashing.
Safety First!
Link Posted: 10/27/2010 3:16:22 PM EDT
it was said above. he will sit a desk in a back corner until he gets sick of it and puts in his request to retire. it wont hurt him in any other way. he will still get his full retirement.
Link Posted: 10/27/2010 3:21:41 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Depidy_Dawg:
We had a Colonel Drury, we called him Dreary naturally, who was a real asshat at F.E. Warren AFB in the early 80s. It was almost a sport for him to drive drunk. The command covered up for him on several occassions. The final straw was when he drove up to the gate, from almost 1/4 mile away, at 2 mph with his hand extended out holding his ID card. Yeah, he was gone the next day.


that dude is a legend
Link Posted: 10/27/2010 3:23:15 PM EDT
Dumbass.  Should have stayed on base to drink and drive.  He was untouchable there.
Link Posted: 10/27/2010 3:25:26 PM EDT
Originally Posted By USMC6177:

My spidey sense wins again!


Do they still advertise a bunch of pretty dancers and "one ugly" dancer @ Tobies?

Link Posted: 10/27/2010 3:36:21 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/27/2010 3:37:00 PM EDT by shortbed]
I used to work with a Marine that parked his brown Ford Escort  IN  the guard shack at Cherry Point years back.
Link Posted: 10/27/2010 3:47:21 PM EDT
Sucks to be him.
Link Posted: 10/27/2010 4:06:51 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/27/2010 4:07:22 PM EDT by Him]
He can spend the rest of his life wondering (if he hadn't fucked up) whether he would have been selected for a star.
Link Posted: 10/27/2010 4:08:47 PM EDT
Well, play stupid games and all that.
Link Posted: 10/27/2010 5:10:12 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Him:
He can spend the rest of his life wondering (if he hadn't fucked up) whether he would have been selected for a star.


He won't wonder, he will know.  Being a Base Commander is either a farewell tour or one of the final steps in getting Stars generally.
Link Posted: 10/27/2010 6:13:17 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/27/2010 6:13:59 PM EDT by Him]
In my day command of Ft. Monmouth, NJ was a retirement tour for an O-8 or the first "biggie" for a bright O-7.

Today it is commanded by an O-6.
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