“A Navy official familiar with the circumstances of the investigation stressed it was not related to personal conduct.”
By Sorcha Faal
October 28, 2012
Rear Admiral Charles M. Gaouette
Gaouette grew up in San Diego, and graduated from the University of California, Davis in 1981. He entered the Navy under the Submarine Strategic Weapons program and was commissioned at Officer Candidate School in April 1982. He is a qualified submarine officer and served as communicator in USS Gudgeon (SS 567) and combat systems officer in USS Lapon (SSN 661).
Gaouette transferred to Surface Warfare in 1987. He served as navigator and damage control assistant in USS Arthur W. Radford (DD 968), combat systems officer in USS Fletcher (DD 992), commissioning combat systems officer in USS Port Royal (CG 73) and executive officer in USS Paul Hamilton (DDG 60).