Navy’s Acting No. 2 Forced Out on Sexual Misconduct Allegations

Navy Secretary Ray Mabus forced the resignation Tuesday of his top civilian advisor over allegations of sexual misconduct with a subordinate, Pentagon sources said.

Mabus asked for the resignation of Robert Martinage, who has been serving as undersecretary of the Navy since last June, “following a loss of confidence in Martinage’s abilities to effectively perform his duties,” Mabus’ office said in a statement.