Report Due in USS Wyoming Videotape Scandal

The USS Wyoming transits the Saint Marys River after departing Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay on Jan. 18, 2012. James Kimber/Navy
The USS Wyoming transits the Saint Marys River after departing Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay on Jan. 18, 2012. James Kimber/Navy

ST. MARYS -- An administrative investigation into the video recording of female officers undressing in a shower aboard the USS Wyoming has been completed.

Navy officials said the JAGMAN report, with 32 enclosures, will be released via mail.

It is expected to have findings of facts, opinions and recommendations designed to improve command management and for corrective action.

Seven sailors faced court martial hearings for their roles recording female officers as they disrobed in the officers' only bathroom aboard the ballistic missile submarine.

The sailors, all enlisted, were accused of either recording or sharing copies of the videos taken with their cellphones. The sailors made their recordings through a crack in the bathroom walls.

After the incident, Navy officials said they were reviewing the cellphone policy.

Sailors were allowed to bring cellphones aboard and to use the devices in zones not designated as classified such as berthing areas, mess decks and wardrooms. But recording anything anywhere aboard a submarine is strictly prohibited without specific permission.

Six of the sailors were found guilty and given sentences of varying lengths.

The stiffest penalty was given to Petty Officer 2nd Class Charles Greaves, who pled guilty to taking videos of the officers.

He was sentenced to two years' confinement, forfeiture of pay, reduction in rank and a dishonorable discharge.

The lightest sentence was given to a sailor who initially lied about his knowledge of the videos, then voluntarily returned an hour later to tell investigators what he knew about the videos. He was sentenced to 30 days confinement, reduction in rank and a fine for lying when he was initially questioned about his knowledge of the videos.

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