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Topic - Timothy W. Dorsey
A Senate committee has refused to approve a promotion to admiral for a Navy officer who, as a young fighter pilot during a training mission, deliberately shot down an Air Force plane whose flier has suffered a life of pain from his forced ejection.
When retired Air Force pilot Mike Ross learned this month that the Navy aviator who shot him down is on a nomination list for the rank of admiral, he had a visceral reaction.
When Lt. j.g. Timothy W. Dorsey intentionally fired his fighter jet's missile at an Air Force reconnaissance plane, nearly killing its two aviators and destroying the aircraft during a training exercise, it was hard to imagine then how his Navy career would wind up 25 years later.
Capt. Dorsey told The Times: "I still look forward to the confirmation process and look forward to confirmation by the Senate."
"Obviously, there was a mistake in the Navy's records check before they brought somebody up for promotion with that kind of a mark on their record," he said.