Higher Standards of Honorable Conduct Reinforced: Lessons (Re)Learned from the Captain Honors Incident

Kevin H. Govern

Ave Maria School of Law; California University of Pennsylvania; John Jay College


JURIST Forum (http://jurist.org), January 12, 2011

JURIST Guest Columnist Kevin Govern of Ave Maria School of Law says that the recent actions against U.S. Navy Captain (Capt.) Owen Honors is a regrettable redux of the Las Vegas, NV Tailhook Association scandal of 1991. Still, this incident may reinvigorate the Department of Defense's efforts to promote dignity and respect for all service-members, to foster a culture of accountability, and to promote and to hold those in leadership positions consistent with the highest standards of moral and ethical conduct.

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Keywords: Navy, USN, Owen Honors, Honors, Tailhook, Sexual Assault, Sexual Harassment, Military, Military Justice, Uniform Code of Military Justice, UCMJ, Department of Defense, DoD, DOD, Military Ethics, Ethics, Standards of Conduct, Exemplary Conduct, Exemplary Conduct Statute, Morality, Moral, Ethical

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Date posted: June 27, 2012  

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Govern, Kevin H., Higher Standards of Honorable Conduct Reinforced: Lessons (Re)Learned from the Captain Honors Incident (2011). JURIST Forum (http://jurist.org), January 12, 2011. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2093500 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2093500

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