Fox News – A Navy submarine commander is in hot water after he allegedly faked his death to end an extramarital affair. Navy Cmdr. Michael Ward II, 43, met the 23-year-old woman on a dating website last October, according to the Connecticut newspaper the New London Day. Ward, who is is married with children, told the woman he was separated and worked in special ops, the paper reported. When Ward, who had only been named commander of the USS Pittsburgh a week earlier, realized he was in too deep, he allegedly contacted the woman by email purportedly from a co-worker named Bob. The email read: ”I am extremely sorry to tell you that he is gone. We tried everything we could to save him. I cannot say more. I am sorry it has to be this way.” ”He loved you very much,” ‘Bob’ continued. He goes on to say that Ward wanted her to have something. On July 9, she drove to Ward’s house in Burke, Va., to pay her respects, only to find out from the home’s new owner that Ward had just relocated for his new job. The Chesapeake, Va., woman said she contacted the Naval Criminal Investigative Service about the incident and provided copies of text messages and emails between her and Ward to The Day. Text messages read “I want you, but I don’t know how to make this all perfect,” and “I love you and I always will,” according to The Day. ”I don’t want revenge here,” the woman told The Day. “I want everyone to know the truth about Michael. He does not need to be commanding a submarine. He’s a deceitful man.” Ward has since been reassigned to administrative duties because of the incident. ”Our Navy has a very clear and unambiguous standard regarding the character of our commanding officers, spelled out in the Charge of Command. I reviewed this charge with Cmdr. Ward before he assumed command. He understood the Navy’s high standards for command leadership and he failed to uphold them,” Navy Capt. Vernon Parks said in a press release.
What a classic move. Hmmm I’m in too deep with this chick, I’ll just tell her I’m dead. Dear lady, Hey your boyfriend is dead, you know. Fell off a cliff and died on impact. Love, Bob. You’d think a CO of a Naval submarine would be able to cover his tracks a little better than this, no? I dunno. Just figured a guy in the Navy would be a little more resourceful than pretending to be Bob from accounting just saying “He’s dead sorry.”
If you’re a Naval CO you gotta ask yourself, WWCJD? What Would Colonel Jessup Do? How would the Marines handle this? You think Colonel Jessup would have just had Dawson and Barnes send this slut an email? Have them break up with her over tweet and just hope she never resurfaces again? You don’t think she’s gonna be poking around looking for answers? Asking for the truth? YOU CAN’T HANDLE THE TRUTH. He would have ordered a Code Red on that bitch. Because the reality is that her death, while tragic, probably would have saved lives.