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US Navy to Promote Admiral Accused of Retaliating Against Whistleblowers

Sputnik – 23.10.2015

The US Navy is set to promote the admiral who illegally retaliated against staff members who he mistakenly suspected were whistleblowers.

Subordinates complained that Rear Admiral Brian L. Losey had wrongly fired, demoted or punished them while he searched for the person who had anonymously reported him for a minor travel-policy infraction.

Losey never identified the whistleblower. But as a result of the complaints, he was investigated five times by the Defense Department’s inspector general, according to documents obtained by the Washington Post.

In three of the five cases, the inspector general recommended that the Navy take action against Losey for violating whistleblower-protection laws.

The Navy, however, dismissed the findings this month and decided not to discipline Losey, the admiral in charge of its elite SEAL teams and other commando units.

Senior Navy leaders reviewed the inspector general’s investigations but “concluded that none of the allegations rose to the level of misconduct on Admiral Losey’s part,” Rear Admiral Dawn Cutler, a Navy spokeswoman, said in a statement to the Post. She added that “no further action is contemplated.”

Losey objected to the complaints, saying that the subordinates were poor performers and that he had acted within his authority as a commander, the Post reports.

Losey is now back on track for a promotion to higher rank as a two-star admiral. He was selected for the promotion in 2011, but it was put on hold because of the inquiries.

Whistleblowers in the military are unlikely to see redress. Of the 1,196 whistleblower cases closed by the Defense Department during the 12 months ending March 31, only 3% were upheld by investigators, according to records obtained by the Post.

October 24, 2015 - Posted by | Corruption | , ,

1 Comment »

  1. You don’t get it do you.
    It’s hard to dismiss a high ranking officer who is incompetent.
    It shows the people who promoted him in the first place were stupid.
    All you can do is promote and move him into a job where he can do no more harm.
    Then you make him responsible for a task that will force him to concentrate on one thing and one thing only. Eventually such a person starts to beg for retirement.
    That’s how the worlds Armed forces deal with incompetence and have done so for many many years..


    Comment by thoughtfullyprepping | October 24, 2015 | Reply

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