Former Coast Guard Commander Given Maximum Punishment

Former Coast Guard Sector Anchorage Commander Captain Herbert M. Hamilton was given the maximum allowable punishment at an Admiral’s Mast on Friday and will retire on July 1 in the grade of lieutenant with a general discharge in lieu of trial by a general court-martial. Hamilton was relieved of command in May 2009. An investigation conducted by the Coast Guard Investigative Service revealed that Hamilton had inappropriate relationships with several women, including officer and enlisted Coast Guard members, and civilians, over a period of more than 13 years.

Lori Townsend, APRN – Anchorage

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