NORFOLK, Va. » A former commanding officer could be dismissed from the Navy over numerous misconduct allegations after a night of heavy drinking with his crew while he was in charge of the guided missile cruiser the USS Anzio.
The Virginian-Pilot reports that officials relieved Capt. Brian K. Sorenson of command in September. On Thursday, the newspaper obtained a report from the Navy on its investigation.
The report says Sorenson was drunk in public, used alcohol and had personal firearms aboard the Anzio, created a hostile work environment, used indecent language, sexually harassed female officers and misused government vehicles.
Sorenson’s attorney, Greg McCormack, says his client looks forward “to this legal process, which will provide a forum for the truth to prevail.”
Navy Secretary Ray Mabus ultimately will determine whether Sorenson remains in the Navy.