A TALE OF TWO CAPTAINS - ONE, A CRAZED
FOUL-MOUTHED FEMALE AND SKIPPER OF A GUIDED-MISSLE CRUISER, RELIEVED OF COMMAND
FOR "CRUELTY AND MALTREATMENT" OF CREW
THE OTHER, A MINORITY MALE FORMER CHIEF
PETTY OFFICER WHO WORKED UP RANKS AND
MADE ONE MISTAKE THAT MAY COST HIM HIS
NAVAL CAREER - WHO OF THESE TWO DESERVES
TO BE RETIRED - AND WHY IT WON'T BE THE WELL-
CONNECTED "RING-KNOCKER" HOLLY GRAF
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Few things are more destructive of morale than a "double-standard of justice." If the UCMJ (Uniform Code of Military Justice) isn't applied equally, the rank-and-file have every right to complain. But is anyone listening?
Not the top brass at the Pentagon, who are too concerned with "political correctness" and protecting their posteriors, to do the right thing.
HOLLY GRAF CASE AN INSULT AND OUTRAGE
Take the case of "out-of-control" Capt. Holly Graf, a foul-mouthed "screamer" who makes Captain Bligh of the HMS Bounty seem calm and kind in comparison.
Please note our previous writings ("related stories box" below) on this coffee-cup throwing incompetent who terrorized the crews of two U.S. warships she commanded. If Graf had been "male" gender, and not a Naval Academy grad, she would have been told to put in her papers and "walk the plank" a long time ago.
More on this "man-hating" martinet later, but first, let's look at the case of Capt. Glen Little, former commander of the Charleston (S.C) Naval Weapons Center.
ONE MISTAKE COULD BE "CAREER-ENDER"
FOR CAPT. GLEN LITTLE
This officer, who enlisted in the Navy in 1972, made "chief" and then LDO (limited-duty officer), working his way up to becoming a four-striper.
He has no record of temper-tantrums; covering up and causing damage to a ship, physically assaulting subordinates, grabbing one around the neck; spitting in a sailor's face; insulting a foreign senior naval officer; and creating mayhem and destroying morale wherever he went.
No, in his 37th year of naval service, Capt. Little did something that may well cause him to retire early, despite an otherwise unblemished military record.
At 0930 hours, in an area off base known to be frequented by prostitutes, the 55 year-old officer circled the block several times and pulled into a parking lot.
There, a "working girl" approached the captain's SUV and spoke to Little through the driver's side window.
"Do you want a ride?" the nervous officer inquired. Assured she was interested in transacting some "business," Little asked her several times if she was a police officer. He was told "no."
When the captain offered the woman (an undercover cop) $20 for a sex act well-known to Monica Lewinsky and former "commander-in-chief" Bill Clinton, the police closed in and the Navy captain was taken into custody.
Why the married four-striper was so reckless as to endanger a lifetime's hard work and risk his job and pension, we may never know. But that one case of very bad judgment got Little relieved of command. He has been transferred to Navy Region (SE) Jacksonville, while the brass decide what to do with him.
Odds are, being fired for what he was, Capt. Little is at the end of the line.
HOLLY GRAF GETS "SPECIAL TREATMENT"
But in a glaring case of preferential treatment and undue command influence, a shrew like Holly Graf, alleged to have covered up damage to her ship, concealing a mid-ocean collision with a whale; breaking a screw; running the USS Cowpens "soft aground," to say nothing of grabbing a junior officer by the throat, the female captain gets relieved of command, but at the same time rewarded with a soft Pentagon assignment.
Instead of that, this unstable "ring-knocker" ought to be going "out the door" herself!
We've told you of concerns by others that her more-likeable sibling, the less-mannish looking Admiral Robin Graf, might be "pulling strings" to save the crazed captain's career. We already know more than a few emasculated senior officers had to have "looked the other way" during Graf's frenetic career. And "The Sisterhood," a powerful clique of high-ranking lesbians at the Pentagon,are putting on pressure to pamper and protect "hard-charging" Holly, no matter what she does or has done.
Glen Little, however, has no influential friends or relatives. He won't be offered a Pentagon desk job. For him, it's the boot. For Holly, it's the big bucks.
Why should the U.S. taxpayer fund this frantic female for one minute more? What contribution does Holly Graf make to the national defense or U.S. Navy by continuing her disruptive and destructive ways? None. A captain's 0-6 pay is not inconsiderable, and we think it a waste of money to keep such a person on the federal payroll.
What about you? Write us at firstname.lastname@example.org. There are several ways you can help. First of all, download this and related stories on the ill-tempered Holly Graf and mail them to your U.S. senators and congresspersons.
You don't even need a stamp. Just go to the bottom left corner of this article and, with one click, you can electronically alert her or him to this intolerable situation.
It's a tragedy Capt. Little's career may end on such a sad note. We owe him a debt of gratitude for his many years of service to our country. But by no means, does the female "Captain Bligh" deserve to stay on the gravy train any longer. Getting relieved of command and then sent to the Pentagon? That's crazy.
For the good of the Navy, Holly Graf should just go.