04 July 2007
Navy Doctor to GCM
On 3 July, the Navy Times reported that the case of Cmdr Kevin Ronan, a Navy pediatrician who worked at the U.S. Naval Academy and served as an unofficial sponsor for Naval Academy athletes, was referred to trial by general court-martial. According to the article, the Navy Surgeon General referred seven counts of conduct unbecoming an officer and four counts of conduct prejudicial to good order and discipline or of a nature to bring discredit on the armed forces. He was charged with violating a federal wiretap statute for “secretly recording several Naval Academy students engaged in sexual activities and intimate conversations at his Annapolis, Md., home.” NavyTimes.com. No trial date has been set. Cmdr Ronan’s attorney asserts he was framed.