19th April 2017
The U.S. officer in charge of the crew that Iranian forces temporarily detained in January 2016 will be allowed to stay in the Navy, Foreign Policy reports.
Lt. David Nartker was previously recommended to be “separated” from the Navy because of his role in the international incident. Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps navy personnel detained Nartker and nine other sailors for nearly 24 hours after their riverine boats drifted into Iranian waters.
“His peers have looked at this, and they have decided that this doesn’t warrant separation, they want to keep him as a colleague,” Nartker’s lawyer told Foreign Policy.
If he’s smart he’ll look for another line of work. I wouldn’t want to work for this guy, nor would I want him in my crew.