Former Cherry Point Commander To Face Court-Martial

The former commander at Cherry Point will face a court-martial.

The Marine Corps made that announcement late today. Col. Douglas Denn was arrested last October for DWI in Newport and pleaded guilty to those state charges. The Marine Corps relieved the colonel of his command and brought their own charges.

The commander of Marine Corps Bases Atlantic today referred those charges to a court-martial. They include violating an order, dereliction of duty, false official statements, driving while impaired, conduct unbecoming an officer and a gentleman, and conduct prejudicial to the good order and discipline of the Armed Forces.

No date has been set for the court-martial.

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