Information sent to me by FNC Justin Fishel:
Fox News has exclusively obtained Aaron Alexis’ military records.
Among the most interesting information is the positive evaluations he often received from his superiors.
In an evaluation dated Spring of 2008, his immediate supervisor wrote:
-AEAN Alexis has been onboard a short time and has established himself as a “get-it-done” addition to the work center. Possesses unlimited potential and can become a valuable asset to the command with the proper guidance and self-discipline.”
-Talented technician. Meticulously completed over 20 MAFS, including four EOC-coded discrepancies, directly contributing to his exceptional mission readiness of the command
-Community minded. Dedicated over 10 hours of off-duty time to the Atlanta Food Bank distributing food to needy individuals in the metro Atlanta area
The Spring evaluation concludes by checking a box that says “must promote.”
In the Fall of ’09 Alexis received more positive praise:
-Essential Team Member
The evaluation similarly concludes that “he is progressing well and recommended for advancement to AE2.”
It’s not until and evaluation in Spring of 2009 that Alexis gets his first negative review. The review is based on a punishment and reduction in rank he received in August 2008 when he missed a day of work after he was arrested and thrown in jail in Atlanta for “disorderly behavior.”
The evaluation reads:
AEAA Alexis has had a severe lapse in judgment on a number of occasions, and has been counseled several times for inappropriate conduct.
it goes on to say he was “awarded Non Judicial Punishment in July on 2009.” That is a reference to his reduction in rank and forfeiture of half his pay for two months.
Later that year, though, Alexis appealed the punishment and in December the Navy granted his appeal, reinstated his rank and paid back the money he lost. The violation was essentially expunged from his record, one Navy official said.
So by his next review in February of 2010 he was back to getting high marks.
-Team player. Highly motivated technician, an asset to the Avionic Division and Aircraft Maintenance Efforts.
-AE3 Alexis continues to displays (sic) great strides and a determination to excel. A future key asset to the Command’s continued mission success. On track for AE2!
-A competent mechanic who possesses the potential to achieve great things.
-AE3 Alexis will be a valuable asset to any civilian organization.
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