Fired Ike XO allowed to stay in Navy

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Associated Press

Posted on March 16, 2012 at 10:56 AM

NORFOLK (AP) -- The former executive officer of the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower will be allowed to the stay in the Navy following a decision by a panel of admirals that was critical of a Navy investigation.

Capt. Robert Gamberg was relieved of command in June after Navy investigators said he had an inappropriate relationship with a married woman. At a nonjudicial proceeding, he was found to have committed conduct unbecoming of an officer.

The Virginian-Pilot reports that in January a panel of three admirals said the government failed to meet the burden of proof for the charges.

However, Gamberg attorney Capt. Michael Palmer told the newspaper that Naval Air Force Atlantic has rejected Gamberg's request to set aside his previous punishment and it's unlikely he'll return to sea. Gamberg is appealing.

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Information from: The Virginian-Pilot, http://pilotonline.com

AP-WF-03-16-12 1410GMT

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