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Judge Won’t Promote Tailhook Pilot

U.S. District Judge Albert Bryan, Jr. dismissed a suit brought by Cmdr. Robert E. Stumpf, a Navy pilot involved in the 1991 Tailhook scandal in which Navy pilots sexually harassed and assaulted female officers at the annual convention. Stumpf, who the Navy cleared of misconduct, was not promoted because of his presence at the convention. Judge Bryan ruled he did not have the power to promote Stumpf.

Media Resources: The Los Angeles Times - April 22, 1996