JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A Navy panel says the service should discharge former astronaut Lisa Nowak, who lost her NASA job over a bizarre airport attack on a romantic rival.
The panel made the recommendation Thursday after a daylong hearing at the Naval Air Station in Jacksonville.
The recommendation now goes to the Naval Personnel Command. A final decision will be made by the Secretary of the Navy.
The panel recommended downgrading Nowak from captain to commander and giving her a discharge of "other than honorable."
Nowak was sentenced to a year on probation last November after pleading guilty to third-degree felony burglary and misdemeanor battery.
Nowak confronted her romantic rival in the parking lot of Orlando International Airport in February 2007 after driving from Houston.
Why are they just doing this NOW? lol.....this is OLD
Answer by Izsarejman at 12:35 PM on Aug. 20, 2010
Answer by matthewscandi at 11:21 AM on Aug. 20, 2010
Because the military is one sector of the government and we all know how responsive the government is.
As for Nowak's situation, I will trust that the military will do what is best for them. We are not privy to any files or additional information on her. They know more than we do, or at least that's what we are supposed to think. Honestly, I really don't care about this situation. The woman wore a depends to drive as far as possible without having to stop. That, in and of itself, is a bit whackadoodle. JMO.
Answer by QuinnMae at 11:25 AM on Aug. 20, 2010