The Navy has officially changed the status of 13 Sailors lost when the USS Indianapolis (CA 35) was sunk in 1945 from “Unaccounted for” to “Buried at Sea,” Navy Casualty announced May 27.
The change in status is the result of extensive research between Naval History and Heritage Command (NHHC), Navy Casualty Office, the USS Indianapolis Survivors Association, the USS Indianapolis Legacy Organization, and the Chief Rick Stone and Family Charitable Foundation. The announcement helps bring closure to the families of these Sailors who lost their lives at the end of a secret mission which helped end World War II.
The Navy exceeded 1,000 separations due to sailors’ continued refusal to get vaccinated against COVID-19.
The service has now approved 1,074 separations for sailors who will not get vaccinated against COVID-19 and do not have a waiver, according to the sea service’s weekly update. The Navy cannot currently separate anyone who applied for a religious exemption due to a ruling in a federal lawsuit.
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MSGID/NAVADMIN/CNO WASHINGTON DC/N4/MAY//
SUBJ/PROCEDURES FOR NOTIFYING CIVILIAN LAW ENFORCEMENT OF ISSUANCE OF A
REF/A/MSG/CNO WASHINGTON DC/R 081428Z NOV 19//
NARR/REF A IS NAVADMIN 252/19, PROCEDURES FOR NOTIFYING CIVILIAN LAW
ENFORCEMENT OF ISSUANCE OF A MILITARY PROTECTIVE ORDER.
REF B IS TITLE 10, U.S.C. SECTION 1567A, MANDATORY NOTIFICATION OF
ISSUANCE OF MILITARY PROTECTIVE ORDER TO CIVILIAN LAW ENFORCEMENT.
REF C IS TITLE 32 C.F.R. PART 105.9, COMMANDER AND MANAGEMENT SEXUAL ASSAULT
PREVENTION AND RESPONSE PROCEDURES.
REF D IS DODI 6495.02, VOL. 1, SEXUAL ASSAULT PREVENTION AND RESPONSE:
REF E IS SECNAVINST 1752.4C, SEXUAL ASSAULT PREVENTION AND RESPONSE PROGRAM
REF F IS OPNAVINST 1752.1C, SEXUAL ASSAULT PREVENTION AND RESPONSE PROGRAM.
REF G IS DODI 6400.06, DOD COORDINATED COMMUNITY RESPONSE TO DOMESTIC
ABUSE INVOLVING DOD MILITARY AND CERTAIN AFFILIATED PERSONNEL.
REF H IS OPNAVINST 1752.2C, FAMILY ADVOCACY PROGRAM.
REF I IS SECNAV M-5210.1, DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY RECORDS MANAGEMENT
REF J IS UNDER SECRETARY OF DEFENSE MEMO, PLACING MILITARY PROTECTIVE ORDERS
IN THE NATIONAL CRIME INFORMATION CENTER PROTECTIVE ORDER FILE.
REF K IS GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTABILITY OFFICE 21-289, DOMESTIC ABUSE: ACTIONS
NEEDED TO IMPROVE DOD'S PREVENTION, RESPONSE AND OVERSIGHT.//
POC/CWO5 MUEHLHAUSER, THOMAS D/CNO WASHINGTON DC/OPNAV N4I62/
TEL: (703) 695-5526/EMAIL: THOMAS.D.MUEHLHAUSER.MIL@US.NAVY.MIL//
RMKS/1. This NAVADMIN cancels reference (a) and directs compliance with
references (b) through (k). Reference (j) places military protective orders
(MPO) in the National Crime Information Center (NCIC) database. References
(b) through (i) remain current and in effect. Per reference (j), all
commanding officers (CO) will place all active MPOs in NCIC Protection Order
File (POF) for the duration of the order, regardless of whether any
individual involved in the MPO resides on a military installation. MPOs will
be submitted via the Consolidated Law Enforcement Operations Center (CLEOC)
in accordance with paragraph 3 of this message, for inclusion into NCIC, as
required. MPOs issued by a CO remain in effect until the military commander
terminates the order or issues a replacement order and will remain in NCIC
for the duration of the order. Per references (d), (e), (f), and (h), all
issued and modified MPOs will be documented with Department of Defense Form
2873 (DD Form 2873), February 2020, or subsequent version. Cancelled MPOs
will be removed from NCIC upon receipt of Department of Defense Form 2873-1
(DD Form 2873-1), January 2020, or subsequent version. Commands will retain
MPO records within local files in accordance with reference (i).
a. Per references (f) through (h), COs have authority to issue an MPO
when necessary to safeguard victims, quell disturbances, and maintain good
order and discipline, which may provide victims time to pursue a protection
order through a civilian court (should they choose to do so) or support an
existing civilian protection order (CPO).
b. COs should consult with the first Staff Judge Advocate in their chain of
command to determine how to best address CPO/MPO violations.
a. Commander, Navy Installations Command (CNIC) must:
(1) Provide installation commanders with a process to submit all
issued, modified, and terminated MPOs to Navy Criminal Investigative Service
(NCIS) via CLEOC.
(2) In support of applicable Navy COs without access to CLEOC,
provide a process to submit MPOs to the Installation Security
Department. Installation Security Departments will submit MPOs to NCIS via
(1) COs with assigned Navy Security Forces Command Master-At-Arms,
Independent Duty Master-At-Arms, or Security Officers (649x/749x)
Performing law enforcement duties shall utilize CLEOC Protective
Order Module to ensure all issued, modified, and terminated MPOs are
submitted to NCIS.
(2) COs of shore based tenant activities located on a Navy
installation will immediately submit issued MPOs to the applicable host
installation CO for entry into CLEOC.
(3) COs of shore based activities not located on a Navy installation
will immediately forward MPOs directly to their assigned NCIS Field
Office or the nearest Navy installation CO for entry into CLEOC and
ultimately into the NCIC POF.
(4) COs of afloat units, in port, are required to immediately submit
MPOs via CLEOC. If an afloat unit is underway, deployed, or not
otherwise able to access CLEOC, MPOs will be submitted as soon as
network connectivity is resumed. For emergent situations, MPOs shall be
forwarded to the applicable Navy installation CO or NCIS Field Office for
entry into CLEOC.
(5) COs must provide notice to any Service member subject to a MPO or
CPO that failure to comply with MPO or CPO terms may result in
Administrative or other disciplinary action, to include potential
criminal prosecution in accordance with the Uniform Code of Military Justice
(6) COs must monitor CPOs and MPOs issued to personnel within their
command per reference (k). In the event of a transfer of a Service
member with an existing CPO or MPO, COs must contact the gaining
command within seven calendar days of the pending transfer and recommend the
gaining command CO
issue a new MPO upon arrival to the gaining unit.
(7) COs must report any modifications or cancellation of the MPO via
CLEOC Protective Order Module.
(8) Per references (d) through (f) and (h), COs should consult a
judge advocate prior to issuing or terminating a MPO.
c. Commander, Naval Legal Service Command (CNLSC):
(1) CNLSC will ensure Region Legal Service Offices provide judge
advocate support to commanders without their own servicing staff
judge advocate throughout the MPO issuance and termination process.
(2) CNLSC will ensure a module on the issuance of MPOs is included in
the training curriculum for prospective commanding officers and
executive officers, and for judge advocates and legal officers.
d. Service members must comply with MPOs and CPOs. In addition to UCMJ
Article 128b, MPO violations may also result in discipline for violation
of UCMJ, Article 92. Further, CPO violations may also subject offenders to
discipline for violations of UCMJ, Article 134 pursuant to the
Assimilative State Crimes Act, 18. U.S.C. 134.
4. MPO Forms. The current and fillable version of DD Form 2873 and 2873-1
can be found at: https://www.esd.whs.mil/directives/forms/. On the
effective date of this message, the current version of the MPO forms are DD
Form 2873, February 2020, and DD Form 2873-1, January 2020. Previous
versions of MPO DD Forms will not be accepted.
5. This NAVADMIN will remain in effect until superseded or cancelled.
6. Released by VADM R. L. Williamson, CNO N4.//