Navy: Cap'n Crunch Not a Real Officer
Pentagon says it has no record of his service, NCIS will investigate
By Ruth Brown, Newser Staff
Posted Jun 23, 2013 4:44 PM CDT

(Newser) – Cap'n Crunch is under attack. "We have no Cap’n Crunch in the personnel records—and we checked," says the director of the Navy's news desk at the Pentagon. No, really. It's in the Wall Street Journal. "We have notified NCIS and we’re looking into whether or not he’s impersonating a naval officer—and that’s a serious offense," he added.

The baffling comment comes after an Internet faux-controversy, sparked by several online commentators pointing out that the iconic cereal mascot actually sports the uniform of a Navy Commander (three bars on his uniform), rather than a Captain (four bars). The "real" so-called Cap'n has taken to Twitter to defend his honor. "All hearsay & misunderstandings! I captain the S.S. Guppy with my crew, which makes me an official Cap'n," he tweeted.

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clmsman
Jun 25, 2013 10:16 AM CDT
This is what is wrong in the USA we have the dumbest people on the face of the earth in positions of power and authority look at the ding dong in the Whitehouse.
Tology
Jun 25, 2013 9:59 AM CDT
Your tax dollars that fund the military hard at work. They should dishonorably discharge everyone who is associated with this crap.
ljolson1
Jun 24, 2013 5:06 PM CDT
How deep does this go? I think the Pentagon should investigate General Mills. Perhaps he was only a colonel. The AMA should look into Dr. Pepper. Does he even have a Masters degree? And Count Chocula. I don't know who checks these guys out but should we be referring to him as Mr. Chocula?