Poor navigational planning, management and watch-team execution led to the USS Connecticut’s underwater crash in October, according to a Navy investigation that recommended punishment for several of the submarine’s leaders and crew.
Gilbert Howland, who commanded a machine gun unit with the famed Merrill’s Marauders in Burma during World War II and went on to earn Combat Infantry Badges in Korea and Vietnam, died Thursday in Hamilton, N.J. He was 99.
Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin III issued the approval Saturday in accordance with Directive-Type Memorandum 19-011. That policy allows service academy graduates to pursue employment in professional sports immediately following graduation.