Navy Panel Urges Ouster Of Officer Who Faked Death

By: AP
By: AP

GROTON, Conn. (AP) -- The military career of a former submarine commander who faked his death to end an extramarital affair appears to be over.

A panel of officers recommended Friday that Navy Cmdr. Michael P. Ward II be honorably discharged.

A Navy investigation found that Ward sent his mistress in Virginia an email from a fictitious person named Bob in July, saying Ward had died unexpectedly. Ward says he accepts "full and total accountability" for his behavior.

A lieutenant acting as prosecutor says there's no place in the Navy for a man of Ward's character.

The board's decision goes to the secretary of the Navy for approval or rejection within 90 days. is happy to provide a forum for commenting and discussion. Please respect and abide by the house rules:

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