RADM Giardina was NJP'd for his involvement with a counterfiet casino chip incident in Iowa last year. He was fined $4,000.

I will say, part of me is disappointed in the adjudication, a big part of me understands that even an admiral at admiral's mast is limited in the punishment he can impose (I do not know if a show cause determination has been ordered ... ) And while RADM Giardina was 'only' found to have violated two articles, lying to NCIS (regardless of his otherwise excellent service) is entirely unacceptable.

He was reverted to RADM from VADM when he was relieved as the STRATCOM DCOM -- which is a chunk of pay as well, but still can request to retire as a VADM when he retires.

Navy Times: http://www.navytimes.com/article/201...-gambling-case