"CIRCLE THE WAGONS TIME" AT PENTAGON
IS REAR ADMIRAL ROBIN GRAF PULLING STRINGS
TO SAVE LITTLE SISTER'S CAREER? - MORE ABUSE
BY HOLLY GRAF (AKA "CAPT. BLIGH") UNCOVERED
IN MILITARYCORRUPTION.COM INVESTIGATION
CRAZED EX-SKIPPER OF USS COWPENS RELIEVED
OF COMMAND FOR "CRUELTY & MALTREATMENT"
SPAT IN SAILOR'S FACE - PHYSICALLY ASSAULTED
ONE OFFICER (CHOKING), THREATENED TO "KILL"
ANOTHER - CUP THROWING, FOUL-MOUTHED
SHREW SET FOR TRANSFER TO PENTAGON - GRAF
SHOULD RETIRE "IN LIEU OF" COURT-MARTIAL
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Since our initial story (see "related stories box" below) on Holly Graf, the "female" Capt. Bligh, we've been inundated with e-mail from officers and enlisted members who've witnessed her shrill outbursts and/or felt the wrath of what they call a "vicious" and "out-of-control" martinet.
It seems this leather-skinned, slit-eyed, alleged "man-hater" has been coddled and protected by high-ranking "enablers" ever since she got out of the Naval Academy. The "ring knocker's mutual protection society" has had their hands full with the long list of abuses perpetrated by an arrogant, obnoxious example of a perhaps PMS female wrongly placed in a position of power.
Graf's big sister, the more feminine-looking Admiral Robin Graf of the Navy Recruiting Command, is a Cornell grad and much better thought of than "the screamer." But, is the powerful flag officer "pulling strings" to get Holly Graf a Pentagon billet for the next few years? That's open to question, but we'd like to think the good admiral knows her sister needs help, not another "free pass" from castrated male superior officers, frightened to be perceived as "politically-incorrect."
What are they waiting for, another Ft. Hood? Not that Holly is likely to pick up a weapon and start shooting, but you will read in this follow-up story here, where she is alleged to have threatened to "kill" one officer; grabbed another by the throat; spat in the face of a crew-member; and spewed more curse words in one sentence than George S. Patton.
It is clear that something is very wrong with this spoiled brat. Those who allowed her to command two warships, the destroyer Churchill and guided-missile cruiser Cowpens, ought to face Admiral's Mast themselves. But we know they won't. The whole Navy "leadership," right up to the CNO himself, are guilty of "looking the other way," while their profane little "poster girl" was allowed to run amok.
LOT'S OF E-MAIL ON HOLLY GRAF - NOT ONE DEFENDING HER
Once again, let's quote from the mailbag and let others describe what life was like under the brutal Capt. Graf. Hold onto your hats, gang. This is tough reading:
A Navy lieutenant wrote, "I served under Graf on the Cowpens, and it was immediately evident that she was utterly incompetent and a raging tyrant. I personally witnessed her throw a coffee cup, toss a head-set across the CIC, and tell someone she would KILL them."
Others, who prefer to remain anonymous, recalled:
"She was a monster early on, and she only got worse as she acquired more authority."
"The Navy knew that she was psycho, but none of her superiors had the moral courage to either reign her in or toss her out. Probably because word was that she was a pre-designated woman-in-command success story."
"During her tyranny, Graf ruined a lot of careers and left many people with a bad taste in their mouth concerning female leadership. I'm appalled that her transgressions took so long to come to light. She never should have been allowed to command a warship. This (expletive deleted) deserves to be kicked out of the Navy. Everywhere she went she left destruction in her wake."
"To name a few things she was responsible for, how about the time she ran the ship soft aground, breaking the starboard screw, and then covered it up by having the deck log rewritten?
"Graf also failed to submit a SITREP for the IS2 who fell down a hatch on the aft missile deck. He was almost killed.
"She also spat in the AOP's face, threw papers in the XO's face, and had a huge temper tantrum over a broken thermostat in the wardroom. Graf raved about everything but the strawberries."
FROM RUNNING OVER A WHALE TO INSULTING A FOREIGN OFFICER
Noted military writer Susan Katz Keating (www.susankatzkeating.com) said Graf "wrecked havoc upon national security, international relations, and military careers."
The author of PRISONERS OF HOPE told of Graf "mowing down a whale on the high seas" and failing to report it. In fact, the Queeg-like captain immediately ordered all hands on lock-down, forbid pictures of the minced mammal being taken, and even cut off the crew's e-mail privileges, so intent was she on covering her tracks.
As for the damage she did to "international relations," it's a matter of record Graf was ordered to write a letter of apology to a senior Australian officer she roundly insulted during a port call "down under." It seemed Holly Graf was "teflon-coated," no matter what mistake she made, her enablers always finding a way to excuse or overlook it.
"POLITCAL CORRECTNESS" HELPED PROTECT INCOMPETENT CAPTAIN
No one in the Congress has the guts to take on the feminist lobby, but if they did, it would be fascinating for the public to learn to what extent the Navy brass went to conceal they had this "wild woman" on their hands.
Does anyone out there doubt for one minute that if a non-minority male officer had committed a fraction of the offenses attributed to Graf, he would have faced court-martial? What about the gross injustice done to former Navy LT CDR Syneeda Penland (see related stories box), locked up in the brig after being found "guilty" of "adultery?" If all Naval officers were punished for that, you'd need a new prison on every corner.
By dealing with Graf in a non-judicial way, the complete record can be concealed from the public and media. Courts-martial are generally open to reporters, and transcripts accessible by FOIA. The kid-gloves treatment Holly Graf got was designed to fly her "under the radar."
But the worst insult of all is the on-going effort to hide her out at the Pentagon, where this failed officer can "suck up" 0-6 pay for the next few years. She ought to be made to "walk the plank," instead. Just leave, and don't let the door hit your behind on the way out.
Holly Graf must go!
For the good of the U.S. Navy and all those she has harmed and harassed over the past 25 years, this unfit and obviously disturbed individual should put in her papers and retire without delay. Graf ought to consider herself lucky she got away with so much for so long.
The double-standard she operated under, thanks to her "enablers" up the chain-of-command, is an insult to the vast majority of Navy women, officer and enlisted, who deserve respect for outstanding service. The "glass ceiling" needs to be broken, but not by a pampered and protected shrew like her.
Gone is Graf's dream of becoming an admiral, like "big sister" Robin. Even the thought of hot-tempered Holly pulling down an 0-6 paycheck for some no-work desk job at the Pentagon is enough to make one sea-sick. She doesn't deserve such favored treatment, while the good men and women of our Navy have to adhere to all the rules and regulations of the UCMJ. An Academy grad should be held to an even higher standard. She was not.
We say, "retire" Graf now, and make sure that in the future, no similar situation arises where frightened so-called superior officers, let "political correctness" reduce them to total impotence.
[EDITOR'S NOTE: As much as we disdain the cruel captain with the curse-word vocabulary, we offer her the opportunity to have her "say" here on our pages. Equal time and equal space. Her words, uncensored. If she can prove that we have made serious misstatements of fact, we'll be happy to apologize. But some how, we think whenever that happens, it'll be a cold day in Hell. Anyway, the female "Cpt. Bligh" gets a fair shake here at MilitaryCorruption.com, even though in our opinion, she has done great damage to the Navy's females by virtue of her Teutonic tirades and obvious ill-temperament.]