Friday, July 6, 2012

Navy probe: No truth to exam-cheating claims - Navy News | News from Afghanistan & Iraq - Navy Times

Navy probe: No truth to exam-cheating claims - Navy News | News from Afghanistan & Iraq - Navy Times

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Anonymous said...

I assume that this posting was made to document more cover-up efforts by the Navy regarding corruption.

The whole article talks about problems that have been determined: a cheating scandal in Groton, episodes that “reflected a rare lapse in integrity,” Adm. Kirkland Donald stating there had been several noteworthy “busts” among nuclear operators, and Donald’s admission: “I wish I could tell you that we solved the problem, but we still have occasional events that indicate that we haven’t.” All this and the Navy dismisses the matter as unsubstantiated. Ridiculous! Still, other statements such as “dealt with individually” really translate to “yes, there was cheating, but we wanted to cover it up, so we ‘dealt’ with them individually and didn’t tell anyone the magnitude of the problem.”

The former submarine officer, Christopher Brownfield, who described cheating aboard the Hartford submarine in his book, describes the Navy cover-up when he said he has never been contacted by naval investigators about the cheating allegations, and when he questioned the Navy’s dedication to get to the bottom of the issue.

“They say they’re taking it seriously, but they don’t contact the person who’s making the allegations…”

That’s how Navy cover-ups work. If you don’t talk to anyone who knows, then you won’t get any information. And if you don’t get any information, then you can say that there was no substantiation. Then, despite everyone else saying there is corruption, you recommended the case be “closed as unsubstantiated with no further action.” That is the recipe for Navy corruption and cover-up.