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Navy Rear Admiral Timothy Giardina Found Guilty of Gambling Charges

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Navy Rear Admiral Timothy Giardina Found Guilty of Gambling Charges

Rear Admiral Tim Giardina was taken from his post at STRATCOM after using gambling that is counterfeit at an Iowa casino. (Image: U.S. Navy)

Right Here’s something most individuals would acknowledge: watching over the nuclear arsenal of the United States is a pretty serious career. And while we might often genuinely believe that our personal everyday lives should not affect our job status, it seems sensible that you’d want to leave this specific obligation in the hands of somebody who does not have any skeletons in their wardrobe.

Counterfeit Chips Unbecoming an Officer

That’s why when it came out that Rear Admiral Timothy Giardina ended up being under investigation for reportedly using counterfeit chips at an Iowa casino this past year, it took no time at all for him to be suspended in September. Not long after, he had been demoted from three-star ranking to two-star, fired from his work once the deputy commander of US Strategic Command (STRATCOM), and reassigned to a staff officer position in Washington.

Of course, his activities also meant he’d be facing charges. Earlier in the day this week, Giardina was found guilty under the Uniform Code of Military Justice. Based on a statement from the US Navy, Giardina had been convicted on two counts of ‘conduct unbecoming an officer and a gentleman.’

‘ The first count involved Giardina lying to an investigator,’ the Navy declaration read. ‘The second pertaining t Read More