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HAZING REPORTS

Apr. 5, 2014 - 02:47PM   |  
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Twenty-four allegations of hazing were reported to the Navy's Office of Hazing Prevention from July 2013 to February of this year. A summary of the cases, provided by the Navy:

Date of report Ship or shore command? Complaintant's paygrade Paygrade(s) of alleged offender(s) Was accusation substantiated? Summary
July 2013 Shore E-3 E-4 Yes Victim restrained to chair with tape.
July 2013 Ship E-5 E-7 Yes Incidents of verbal and physical abuse over approximately 18 months.
July 2013 Ship E-5 E-2/E-5 No Allegiations not substatiated.
August 2013 Shore E-3 E-5 Yes Female service member taped to a chair and left alone to see whether she could escape.
August 2013 Ship Multiple E-4s E-4/E-5 Yes Hazing in engineering department.
September 2013 Shore E-1 E-6 Yes Newly qualified recruit division commander directed eight recruits from different compartments, at different times, to sing nursery rhymes and perform dance moves in front of other recruits within each compartment.
September 2013 Ship E-7 Various Yes Victim treated in a demeaning or psychologically humiliating manner.
September 2013 Ship E-3 E-3 Yes At least three sailors involved with "tacking on" submarine warfare devices ("dolphins") while underway.
November 2013 Shore E-3 E-6 Yes Forced physical fitness as means to correct behavior.
November 2013 Ship E-5 E-6/E-5 Yes Victim had beer bottle, neck down, placed in boxer shorts over small of his back. A picture of the incident was emailed to and viewed by an unknown number of crew members.
November 2013 Ship E-5 E-5 Yes Warfare device "tacked on."
November 2013 Shore E-3 E-4 Yes Sailor forced to perform physical exercise for about 35 minutes while being yelled at by the alleged offender in order to correct a performance deficiency.
December 2013 Shore E-3 E-2 Yes Super Glue applied to victim's door, thereby preventing victim from accessing his assigned barracks room and rendering the door inoperable.
January 2014 Ship E-3 E-6 Yes As part of a wager between victim and offender, offender struck victim in the leg three times with a welding rod.
January 2014 Ship E-3/E-4 E-7 Yes Physically abusive, verbally abusive, demeaning and psychologically humiliating hazing.
January 2014 Shore E-4 E-5 Yes Verbal abuse.
January 2014 Shore E-5 O-4/O-3/ E-6/E-5 Pending investigation
January 2014 Shore E-4 E-5 No Investigation indicated no hazing.
January 2014 Shore E-3 Multiple E-3s/E-4 Yes Victim's arms and hands taped to his body and tape placed over his mouth.
January 2014 Ship E-3 Various No Accuser mentioned being threatened while underway with a different crew and "hazed."
January 2014 Shore E-6 E-7 Yes Verbal abuse/demeaning language.
February 2014 Ship E-3 E-4/E-1/E-2 Yes Three service members attempted to "initiate" the victim by throwing him down a chute.
February 2014 Ship E-3 E-6 Yes Victim ordered to perform a set of 25 pushups while offender made a single disparaging comment about him.
February 2014 Ship E-5 E-7/E-6/ E-6/E-5 Yes Physical, verbal, demeaning and psychologically humiliating hazing took place.

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