As an addendum, I asked Summerville some follow up questions after I had transcribed the audio. There had been another sailor in the room with her when the event happened between her and the First Class. My girlfriend after hearing it brought up something I hadn’t considered… why did the other sailor stay silent?
The First class she mentions was reduced in rank to PO2, and reassigned to another ship. Later on it was discovered that something else occurred on that ship and it got back to his previous command that he had been reduced in rank again, to PO3.
After the news got around of the second incident, those people who Summerville had mentioned saying things about her (“Oh don’t do anything around her, she’ll tell on you”) came to her and apologized for disbelieving her in the first place. It’s a little sad that it took that long for them to come to their senses, but at least they did.
Summerville went on to tell me how the last time she had seen the former MR1 he must have gotten into some sort of trouble again, as this time he had no crows at all. If he’s not out as I write this, higher tenure will certainly take care of it.
Though honestly, they should have put him out of the service the first time around.