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Navy Yard shooter got honorable discharge

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Updated: 9/17/2013 10:55 am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. officials say the former Navy reservist who gunned down 12 people at the Washington Navy Yard had a string of misconduct problems during his nearly three years in the military, but he received an honorable discharge.

The officials say that Aaron Alexis, 34, had bouts of insubordination, disorderly conduct and was sometimes absent from work without authorization. The offenses occurred mainly when he was serving in Fort Worth, Texas, from 2008-2011, and were enough to prompt Navy officials to grant him an early discharge through a special program for enlisted personnel.

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Officials said the bad conduct was enough to make it clear Alexis would not be a good sailor, but not enough to warrant a general or less-than-honorable discharge.

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Gunny48 - 9/17/2013 5:09 PM
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The "race card" trumps so he got to keep dealing...

RetiredJSO - 9/17/2013 11:37 AM
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but he received an honorable discharge.

Dennis - 9/17/2013 11:27 AM
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Was it an honorable discharge or a bad conduct discharge? They are not the same thing. I suspect it was a General under other than honorable conditions, given his disciplinary problems.
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