TOP NAVY CHAPLAIN GETS THE BOOT - CLAIM
REAR-ADMIRAL ALAN BAKER "REPRISED AGAINST"
MINORITY COMMANDER AT FOUR-STRIPER BOARD
DOD INSPECTOR GENERAL PROBE CONFIRMS
DEPUTY CHIEF OF CHAPLAINS "USED POSITION
OF INFLUENCE" TO UNDERCUT CHANCES THAT
(AFRICAN-AMERICAN) EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT
COULD BE PROMOTED - BAKER TO BE RETIRED
AS A ONE-STAR AFTER 30 YEARS IN SERVICE
The Navy's deputy chief of chaplains has been fired and will be forced out of the service after 30 years in uniform.
MilitaryCorruption.com has learned the reason Rear Admiral Alan Baker is being shown the door is because a DOD IG investigation confirmed he "reprised against" his former executive assistant, at the time, a Navy commander, (whose name has not been released), during a four-striper promotion board last year.
While the Navy flaks aren't about to reveal the race of the complainant, we will. The aggrieved Navy commander, who felt he had been discriminated against by his non-minority boss, is an African-American.
The officer had filed "equal opportunity" and "hostile workplace environment" complaints against Baker in the past and claimed his chances for moving up in rank from three stripes to four was adversely affected by an alleged "subtly negative" remark made by Baker to others at the February 2008 promotion board.
Baker has been told he will leave the Navy now at the 30 year-mark - "don't stop at GO, don't receive $200" - and will not receive a second star. It's "good-bye, and don't let the door hit you on the way out," for him as far as the Navy brass are concerned.
Chief of Naval Operations, Adm. Gary Roughead, is well aware of who is sitting in the commander-in-chief's chair at the White House these days and isn't about to let any "discrimination," or such alleged actions, appear to go unpunished.
As for the commander who filed complaints, he was subsequently chosen for promotion to captain at a later board.