June 9, 1998 |
Describing his post as "the best job in government," Navy Secretary John H. Dalton said Monday he will nonetheless leave his position after more than five years of service. Dalton, 56, said he plans to return to the private sector at the end of the year, although he did not specify in what capacity. Defense Secretary William S. Cohen did not discuss any potential nominees for the post, saying he will await word from President Clinton.
March 11, 1994 |
Navy Secretary John H. Dalton said Thursday that he is embarrassed by allegations of unpunished sexual harassment in the military and dissatisfied with Pentagon policies against abuse. Dalton's comments before the Senate Appropriations defense subcommittee came a day after four women, representing the four military services, told a House committee that they were sexually harassed and then punished or put in dead-end jobs for complaining.
October 3, 1993 |
The Clinton Administration appeared to be searching for a way to avoid removing Adm. Frank B. Kelso as chief of naval operations following a recommendation that he be fired for "lack of leadership" in the wake of the Tailhook scandal. Defense Secretary Les Aspin met briefly with Kelso Saturday afternoon following the public disclosure of new Navy Secretary John H. Dalton's recommendation.
July 23, 1994 |
The Senate Armed Services Committee said Friday that it did not tell the full Senate about John H. Dalton's involvement with a failed savings and loan when it recommended his nomination as secretary of the Navy last July. Sen. Sam Nunn (D-Ga.), the panel's chairman, said in an interview that the committee did not make the issue public because it was part of a routine FBI background investigation that the lawmakers had promised to keep confidential.
December 29, 1995 |
Navy Secretary John H. Dalton denied a Senate-approved promotion to a former commander of the Blue Angels who is now training for a mission to Bosnia. Though he originally sponsored the promotion, Dalton nixed it after a Senate committee had second thoughts. The committee changed its mind after learning of the officer's attendance at the Tailhook aviators' convention, where dozens of women were sexually harassed. Cmdr. Robert E.
April 18, 1998 |
Gov. Gary Locke told the Navy he is alarmed at the growing number of fuel spills by warships and disappointed by the lack of cooperation in investigating them. In a letter to Navy Secretary John H. Dalton, Locke said six spills have dumped 10,000 gallons of fuel into Puget Sound this year. Locke said the Navy has refused to let state inspectors board the aircraft carrier Carl Vinson, docked at the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard in Bremerton.