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Adm. Bill Moran out as Navy’s next CNO

July 9, 2019

From the Navy Times website

A mere 25 days before he was to become the Navy’s top officer, Adm. Bill Moran announced Sunday that he will retire.

In a prepared statement provided to Navy Times, Moran said that he won’t become the next chief of naval operations and instead will retire due to “an open investigation” into emails he exchanged with a retired former staffer “who had while in uniform been investigated and held accountable over allegations of inappropriate behavior.”

Multiple senior Pentagon officials confirmed that the former officer is Chris Servello, who investigators previously found had behaved inappropriately with female colleagues in 2016 while dressed as Santa Claus at a boozy Pentagon holiday party.

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