Navy investigators are expected to arrive at the hotel next week, he said. The resort received a total of two noise complaints during the three-day aviators' event that drew 2,000 participants, Greenan said, terming it "a good convention for one this size."
Lonnie McClung, a retired Navy captain and president of the Tailhook Association, said he first heard about the allegations this week when they began to circulate among Navy officers and association officials.
"A great disappointment, obviously," said McClung, a retired F-4 fighter pilot who flew 250 missions during the Vietnam War. "I hope it's not true."
McClung termed it "a wonderful convention" and was relieved there were only two noise complaints, noting that he and other association officials pressed participants to behave appropriately.
"We thought we got out of town clean," he said.
The association took steps to ensure an orderly convention, McClung said. The hospitality suites that served liquor were not all on the same floor, he noted, as they were in the raucous 1991 convention. He also said that bar service ended at midnight.
About 65 percent of those in attendance were active duty Navy and Marine Corps officers, said McClung, with the remainder retired aviators, defense contractors and family members. The association booked about 80 percent of the hotel's 1,100 rooms.
The Navy's renewed ties with the association this year gave a "bump" to convention attendance, he said, estimating that 1,200 attended last year.