U.S. Navy officers fired after getting drunk in Russia

Two officers who were fired for being drunk in Russia 
By: Devansh Dutt 

Several U.S. Navy officers were fired after being found drunk in Russia, according to reports.

The captain of a unit from the U.S. Navy along with three officers were fired on Saturday, after an investigation found that they had participated in drunken behavior and misconduct during a recent port visit in Russia, the Navy said.

Commander Joseph R. Darlak, was relieved of his command on the USS Vandegrift at Guam, after an investigation determined that several of the ship's officers had been drunk and disorderly during a visit to the Russian port of Vladivostok in September, a spokeswoman said.

"The officers showed poor judgment including some officers who were drunk, disorderly and did not adhere to established conduct," according to the spokesperson.

The Navy also relieved the executive officer of the ship, operations officer and chief engineer of their duties "for poor behavior and alcohol use," according to reports.

The Vandegrift ship left San Diego, California, in May for a seven month deployment to the western Pacific and arrived in Vladivostok on September 21 for a visit, during which the misconduct occurred.