NUMAZU, Japan — A U.S. naval officer charged in a car crash that killed two pedestrians broke down in tears as a Japanese judge found him guilty of negligent driving on Monday.
Lt. Ridge Hanneman Alkonis, 33, was sentenced to three years in Japanese prison during a hearing at Shizuoka District Court in Numazu, a punishment just short of the 4½-year-sentence requested by prosecutors. Alkonis’ defense attorneys, on the other hand, had asked for a suspended sentence, effectively a term of probation.
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SUBJ/CHANGES TO THE LIMITED DUTY PERSONNEL TRANSACTIONS PROCESS//
NARR/REF A IS MILPERSMAN ARTICLE 1300-1400, LIMITED DUTY.
REF B IS OPNAVINST 1300.20, DEPLOYABILITY ASSESSMENT AND ASSIGNMENT
RMKS/1. This NAVADMIN announces the release of reference (a) which provides
guidance for the assignment, accountability, follow-up care and disposition
of Active Component Service Members placed in, or removed from, a limited
duty (LIMDU) status.
2. The Deputy Chief of Naval Personnel (DCNP) is the single process owner of
the LIMDU Administration Program. The Assistant Commander, Navy Personnel
Command (for Career Management (PERS-4)) is the program manager.
3. The Deployability Assessment and Assignment Branch (PERS-454) will assume
the duties and responsibilities of the Personnel Support
Detachment/Transaction Service Center regarding LIMDU accounting category
code (ACC 100 to 105) changes, projected rotation date changes, and return to
duty availability (ACC 105 to 100). The creation of this centralized office
will provide subject matter expertise to manage, assist and respond to
administrative questions related to LIMDU in order to mitigate gaps at sea.
4. In line with reference (b), commands shall designate a command
deployability coordinator to function as the liaison for the deployability
program. A copy of the signed designation letter shall be provided within
five working days from designation via email to the servicing military
treatment facility (MTF) deployability coordinator and PERS-454
5. Commands with 50 or more LIMDU personnel are encouraged to appoint a
command deployability coordinator as a primary duty and assign collateral
deployability coordinators on a 1:50 ratio to assist in the management of
LIMDU personnel. It is also recommended commands establish a deployability
coordinator functional email address to facilitate communication with MTF
deployability coordinator and PERS-454.
6. For assistance or further information, contact the LIMDU Administration
Help Desk at (901) 874-3867 or via e-mail at: limdu_admin.fct(at)navy.mil.
7. Released by Vice Admiral John B. Nowell, Jr, N1.//
After a ship gets a certain age, it is not economically feasible to refurbish it. Additionally, new technologies will limit the use of older ships that cannot use that technology because of structure and/or size limitations. That eventually happened to the USS Midway which had two "blisters" added that made the ship wobble (For lack of a better word.) The Liaoning Carrier was mainly used to learn how to make carriers. It's pretty much limited in range and capabilities but what the Chinese have learned will help them make future versions that are more powerful aircraft carriers.