By day, Vice-Admiral Timothy Giardina was one of the US Navy’s most senior figures – as deputy head of US Strategic Command, he was number two in command of America’s nuclear arsenal.
But by night, at the Horseshoe casino in Council Bluffs, Iowa, he was known as Navy Tim, a heavy gambler who was accused of making his own $500 poker chips and eventually banned.
Hmm, not so good. But there does seem to be a thing about Admirals from the nuclear side. I know of one who, err, moved on, after decking a naval Captain in the middle of Dulles Airport. Fella deserved it n’all but it’s rather one of things that isn’t supposed to be done. Not when in full uniform at least…..