You will be redirected to the page you want to view in  seconds.

Complaint says former Blue Angels CO allowed lewd behavior

Apr. 23, 2014 - 06:00AM   |  
Capt. Greg McWherter is seen here in 2010 while serving as the commanding officer of the Navy flight demonstration squadron, the Blue Angels
Capt. Greg McWherter is seen here in 2010 while serving as the commanding officer of the Navy flight demonstration squadron, the Blue Angels (MC2 Ron Trevino / Navy)
  • Filed Under

Allegations that “sexually explicit humor” and the display of “pornographic images” were allowed — and sometimes encouraged — by the former head of the Blue Angels were just some of the complaints that led to his firing from the No. 2 job at Naval Station Coronado, Calif., the Navy said in a Wednesday news release.

Capt. Gregory McWherter led the Navy’s flight demonstration squadron from November 2008 to November 2010 and again from May 2011 to November 2012. He was relieved of his post at Coronado on April 18 because of the initial findings into complaints made regarding his time with the Blue Angels, but the Navy released no details of the allegations at the time.

Wednesday’s release says the complaints involved “lewd speech, inappropriate comments and sexually explicit humor ... allowed in the workplace and in some cases encouraged by the commanding officer.” Pornographic material also was displayed and shared electronically at the command, the complaint alleges.

A full investigation into the allegations is underway, ordered by Adm. Harry Harris, head of Pacific Fleet.

McWherter was reassigned to Naval Air Forces in San Diego pending the full investigation’s outcome, an AIRFOR spokesman said at the time of the firing.

Answers by RallyPoint

Join trending discussions in the military's #1 professional community. See what members like yourself have to say from across the DoD.

More In News

Start your day with a roundup of top defense news.

VA Home Loan

Search By:

Product Options:
Zip Code:

From Our Blogs


The latest from PT365

News for your in-box

Sign up now for free Military Times E-Reports. Choose from Money and Education. Subscribers: log in for premium e-newsletters.

This Week's Army Times

This Week's Army Times

CrossFit vs. unit PT
Troops will do the training plans in a $2.5 million study

Subscribe for Print or Digital delivery today!

MilitaryTimes Green Trusted Classifieds Looking to buy, sell and connect on Military Times?
Browse expanded listings across hundreds of military installations.
Faces of valorHonoring those who fought and died in Operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom.
hall of valorThe Hall of Valor is a searchable database of valor award citations collected by Doug Sterner, a Vietnam veteran and Military Times contributing editor, and by Military Times staff.

All you need to know about your military benefits.

Benefits handbook

Guard & Reserve All you need to know about the Guard & Reserve.

guard and reserve handbook