|Commander Kirk's Navy Sendoff|
You will recall, that during the acrimonious divorce proceedings which dissolved his extraordinarily brief marriage to a female of the species, the sadly neglected wife implied that our manly Senator was not altogether entirely well disposed toward women in a visceral sense.
Commander Kirk was commissioned an Ensign in 1989 in Pensacola, Florida, via Office Candidate School and was designated a Navy Intelligence Officer.
His tours of duty included the Office of Naval Intelligence, U.S. Southern Command Analyst for the Republic of Panama, USS Normandy (CG-60), USS John C. Stennis (CVN-74), Joint Chiefs of Staff Yugoslavia Task Force, Electronic Combat Squadron 209, Operation Allied Force (Aviana, Italy), Operation Northern Watch (Incirlik, Turkey), National Military Joint Intelligence Center, and Operation Enduring Freedom, International Security Assistance Force (Kandahar, Afghanistan).
|"Don't Ask, Don't Tell!" Village People "In the Navy"|
Kirk formally retired last Monday in an official ceremony at the Pentagon, led by Admiral Jonathan W. Greenert, USN Chief of Naval Operations and Vice Admiral Robin R. Braun, USN Chief of Navy Reserve.
This now entitles him to become a federal government retirement "double dipper" as he will haul down a Navy pension in addition to his forthcoming Congressional pension.
The Chicago Lampoon has obtained exclusive video footage of the entertainment provided by the Village People at Commander Kirk's retirement festivities, which you can see here: