Navy attempts to discharge sailor for falling asleep with a “platonic” friend while watching TV.
- An attorney for Navy petty officer Stephen C. Jones says that the Navy is trying to discharge his client for ”willful failure to exhibit professional conduct” because they didn’t have enough proof to discharge him under Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell. Jones says that he and another sailor fell asleep in his bunk at the Naval Nuclear Power Training Command in South Carolina while watching TV. He claims that because there was no proof or admission of homosexuality, the Navy is trying to find another way to discharge him because they suspect him of being gay. Jones’ lawyer Gary Myers hopes that publicity will deter military officials from trying to skirt the repeal of DADT by inventing charges.