Navy secretary FIRED in bizarre twist of SEAL Gallagher’s case

Navy secretary FIRED in bizarre twist of SEAL Gallagher’s case - Nine Line Apparel

Navy secretary FIRED in bizarre twist of SEAL Gallaghers case


Seriously folks, you can’t make this sh*t up.

In just a week’s span of time, here’s what happened...


President Trump restored SOC Eddie Gallagher’s rank, paving the way for Gallagher to retire peacefully on November 30th with his full benefits and honors intact.

Then the Navy essentially said not so fast there, buckaroo. No matter what Trump thinks, we’re proceeding with a Trident Review Board to determine whether Eddie should be stripped of his Trident and kicked out of the SEALs.

Then President Trump called BS on that, tweeting “The Navy will NOT be taking away Warfighter and Navy Seal Eddie Gallagher's Trident Pin. This case was handled very badly from the beginning. Get back to business!”

Then Navy Secretary Richard Spencer called BS on that, telling the White House a tweet is not an official order, and if the president is ordering the Navy to end the Trident Review Board of Gallagher, he needs to do it formally.

Then Spencer, along with Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Mark Milley and Secretary of Defense Mark T. Esper spoke to President Trump on Friday intending to persuade him to go through with the review board.


Except Spencer had his own secret plan.


According to Fox News, Spencer had asked Trump to let the Navy review board go forward, promising that the board would, in the end, allow Gallagher to keep his Trident and rank, effectively alluding to his willingness to fix the results of the board.

Trump called BS on that, rejected the offer and said, “no, we’re done.”

When Esper found out about Spencer’s backchannel plan, he called BS on Spencer, and asked for his resignation.

Spencer quit on Sunday.


Aaand…Fox reports Esper has ordered that Gallagher be allowed to keep his Trident pin, noting that it would be nearly impossible for him to get a fair hearing from the military in light of recent events.

No sh*t Sherlock.


At least for now, it appears Eddie will finally be able to move on. President Trump has already nominated a successor to Spencer.


But here’s the thing…if you look at the mainstream media reports of this mess, you’ll see the headlines have a flavor of this is all Trump’s fault. He meddled.

Navy Secretary forced out after Trump's war crimes intervention causes division and chaos in military (CNN)

SECNAV Richard V. Spencer Removed Over Gallagher Deal With White House (USNI News)

Navy secretary strongly considering resigning over Trump's meddling in SEAL case (NBC News)


You’d be hard-pressed to find any mention of the fact that Trump rejected the “secret deal.” And also rather ignored in all of this is Eddie’s exoneration.

But Eddie Gallagher knows what’s what. In a statement to Pete Hegseth on Fox News he said, "President Donald Trump, you have my deepest gratitude and thanks. You stepped in numerous times and showed true moral fiber by correcting all the wrongs that were being done to me. You are a true leader and exactly what the military and this nation needs. God bless you and your family."


And God bless you and your family as well, Eddie.




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  • Doug

    If the president had not stepped in Eddie would have been railroaded right out of the NAVY, just like I was. Just like so many other service members I know of. Because that is what they do. Soon as your “useful character” no longer fits their narrative you are discarded

  • RIck ROunsavall

    Thank you, President Trump, for doing the right thing for Eddie Gallagher, and for Our Whole Country. God Bless You, sir. You Have My Support, and I pray that God will bless you and your family.
    Please keep doing what you’ve done for ALL Americans, since becoming president.
    Trump 2020!!!!!!!!!!

  • Foster D Wendell

    If the Brass involved with this had just shut up, it would have drifted off.I was a Navy recruiter in about 1988 was fired, but this crapola would make job near impossible. Worst job I ever had civilian or military and that includes Vietnam.

  • Matthew Parks

    First of all I’d like to say that I’ve supported Nine Line for many years now and I’ve been fallowing Chief Gallagher’s case closely since it started.
    A veteran myself,I honestly didn’t see things ending up this way (the right way). But to my surprise it did. It makes me feel good about supporting nine line, believing that chief is a hero who deserves to retire and move on with his life in peace,and for supporting our Commander and Chief. I try to see the good in everything these days which is hard, what good I see in this is that the Navy has pissed off Chief Gallagher to the point that he now is making his new mission to fight for our brothers in arms.
    Thank you Nine Line, Thank you Chief Gallagher for your service and thank you President Trump for standing up to and running things the way they should be run.
    Matthew Parks

  • Connie

    I don’t agree with some of his policies. I understand some. But when it comes to our veterans I commend him.

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