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APNewsBreak: CO of Navy squadron that flies Navy, Marine leaders fired for falsifying records
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) ' An investigative report says the commander of a Maryland squadron that flies Navy leaders in corporate-style jets was fired after she acknowledged falsifying records.
Cmdr. Corrine Parker was removed in April.
The Navy report obtained by The Associated Press through the Freedom of Information Act says Parker acknowledged that she lied when she indicated an evaluator was present during flight simulator training.
She wrote that she was under pressure to get the certification before picking up passengers from a Pearl Harbor 70th anniversary commemoration in Hawaii. Parker wrote that she never intended to shirk any responsibility for her actions or bypass any requirement.
Parker's squadron is responsible for providing transportation for the Navy secretary, chief of naval operations, the commandant of the Marine Corps and other officials.