In a speech on the House floor, Rep. Jackie Speier (D-Calif.) urged Defense Secretary James Mattis to “hold your leadership accountable for these failures to establish a culture of dramatic change.”
Full article: https://origin-nyi.thehill.com/blogs/floor-action/house/322953-house-dem-calls-for-marine-firings-after-nude-photos-scandal
"Degrade, Humiliate and Threaten" a colleague, was exactly what I experienced throughout my Reprisal experience as a Military Whistleblower.
After I’d uncovered and investigated defense contract fraud within the Navy Expeditionary Combat Command (NECC) community and contract bid rigging with a defense company, Logistics Support Inc., and reported my findings outside the command’s jurisdiction, I was reprised against in the worse possible way.
Senior members of the Navy’s JAG community used Nude photographs to threaten me to remain quiet about my findings. I was fired from my position and was forced to “call in” every morning while the Navy built a “sex” case against me.
By the time I’d reported their Reprisal Acts to the office of the Secretary of the Navy, I’d been approached by senior officers, contractors, and enlisted Sailors, informing me that that have seen “nude pictures” alleged to be of me, along with statements that were written by the command’s JAG, LCDR Mei-Ling Marshall, on behalf of the estranged wife. I detail these events in my memoir, “Broken Silence, a Military Whistleblower’s Fight for Justice.”
During the Navy’s plea bargain process, my defense attorney(s) met with “senior” command officials who stated, on numerous occasions, they need to "guarantee a conviction to prove my fraud allegations as frivolous. In their pursuit to silence me, the JAG, LCDR Marshall, tampered with government evidence by erasing the court recorded transcripts of a 2007 preliminary hearing, where the preliminary investigator testified to her personal involvement in my prosecution, as she later testified to the same. A second preliminary hearing was held a week or two before my Courts Martial trial, this time, to ensure I was Guilty!!
Thanks to Honorable Rosemary Collyer, my Reprisal concerns were addressed, but the Navy’s Board for Correction of Naval Records sees otherwise. Which concerns me about “Whistleblower Protection and Reprisal” against the Victims of this particular tragic scandal, should they pursue legal actions against their colleagues for wrongfully distributing nude photographs.
What else concerns me is, “Marines taking actions into their own hands!!”
I’ve read several Facebook posts from junior Marines, informing female MST Victims/Survivors, “Not to Worry, We Will Handle this!!”
This spells “Trouble within the Ranks!!”
At at time like now, Congress needs to put a lid on this!!!!!