NAVY CMC FIGHTS BACK AGAINST ALLEGATIONS
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A well-respected Seabee, Command Master Chief Moses Sampson, says he is going to fight charges he committed travel fraud. The 28-year Navy veteran has refused non-judicial punishment and will go to court-martial, if necessary, to prove his innocence.
We wish him well.
The former CMC at Naval Construction Training Center in Gulfport, Miss. was relieved of his job in April amid allegations he received some $6000 in travel overpayments he didn't deserve. Sampson said in an e-mail, the accusations were "baseless" and that he tried to repay the monies as soon as he was aware of the problem.
Many sailors and officers who read MilitaryCorruption.com have told us the Defense Travel System (DTS) is a mess. "Isn't it interesting that when you receive less than the amount due you, it takes months to correct the situation. However, if DTS overpays you, they want that money back immediately," a senior chief reported.
CMC'S EFFORTS TO RECTIFY SITUATION IGNORED
"Rather than work with me to rectify any incorrect payments that may have been made, as I attempted to arrange from the moment I was aware of the problem," Sampson stated, "NCTC has instead chosen to paint me as a criminal. I take solace in the fact I have done nothing wrong, and I look forward to the full story being revealed and proving that fact."
It was hard-charging CAPT Heather Walton, NCTC commanding officer, who pulled the trigger on Sampson, relieving him from his post due to her (boilerplate) "loss of confidence in his ability to effectively lead."
It could be the brass, for whatever reason, thought they could torpedo Sampson and keep it quiet by getting the CMC to accept non-judicial punishment. As everyone knows, NJP can be kept under wraps, while the court-martial of a minority top-enlisted member is a dicey proposition. Not, in our opinion, because of "political correctness," or the "race card," but because - for whatever half-assed reason the Navy seeks to destroy Sampson's nearly three-decade career of outstanding service - they don't want bad publicity.
A tree that falls in the forest at midnight is seldom heard crashing to the ground. We here at MilitaryCorruption.com have a huge soapbox, built up over a 16-year span, and we are not about to let this good man fall victim to a railroad job.