NAVY VICE-ADMIRAL JOE SESTAK "WALKS
THE PLANK" ONE DAY AFTER NEW CNO,
ADMIRAL MIKE MULLEN, TAKES OVER
  
TOUGH-TALKING, NO-NONSENSE TOP BOSS
 BOUNCES VERN CLARK "CRONY" - MORE
BRASS MAY BE "ON THE WAY OUT" - WILL
RELIEVED-OF-COMMAND CAPT. RUTH COOPER
 GET THE AXE NOW THAT PROTECTOR CLARK IS GONE? MULLEN OFF TO GREAT START! 
MORALE MUCH IMPROVED
HAS POTENTIAL TO BE ONE OF BEST CNO'S EVER

It took the new Chief of Naval Operations, Admiral Mike Mullen, less than 24 hours to dump one of the most disliked officers among the Navy's top brass.  Vice-Admiral Joe Sestak, an arrogant and obnoxious "bully-boy," who delighted in being rude and unreasonable and getting away with it, found he was expendable the minute his mentor went out the door.
 
Rumsfeld "yes-man" and weaselly politician Vern Clark will not be missed by many Navy personnel.  In fact, hopeful messages are flooding the office of MilitaryCorruption.com that "maybe, somehow," the Navy has finally gotten a CNO who will "put sailors first" and correct the many mistakes of his predecessor.  
 
It was Clark, a leftover from the Clinton Administration, who promoted Sestak to his third-star and made him deputy chief of naval operations for Warfare Requirements and Programs. Those who dared to complain about Sestak's abusive "management style" were ignored or punished.
 
By sacking a previously untouchable top-ranking admiral, Mullen has fired a shot across the bow to others like Sestak that their days are numbered too.
 
All this can only improve morale.  We "salute" CNO Mullen for having the courage to do the right thing.  It would have been much easier to leave an out-of-control martinet like Sestak in place and not rattle any cages.

 CAPT RUTH COOPER SHOULD BE NEXT ONE TO GO

This web site is read daily at the Pentagon by both admirers (we have some of our best CI's there) as well as those who wish they could suspend the Constitution and shut us down for telling the unvarnished truth.  We know the new CNO will see this article, so we publicly appeal to him as follows.

Admiral Mullen, you are off to a great start!  You have the potential to be one of the best CNO's in the history of the Navy.  Thank you for exhibiting swift, decisive leadership in dealing with Sestak (and hopefully others of his ilk).
 
Now we ask you to carefully read our earlier article (see "related stories" box below) that exposed the shameful record of relieved-of-command Capt. Ruth Cooper, who - until now - had been protected by Clark and given a hard-to-define "job" on his staff at the Pentagon.
 
Why is this individual still sucking up 0-6 pay with all the bennies?  Why wasn't she made to retire? This person should have gone "out the back door" two years ago, when Rear Admiral Joseph Welsh fired her because he had "lost confidence" in her ability to command.
 
Cooper's documented excesses while boss at Naval Station Newport and her cruel and calculated harassment and retaliation on respected Navy CPO Joe Sweeney should no longer be rewarded or condoned.
 
We urge you to give Cooper her "walking papers," effective immediately.

 

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THE AWFUL ORDEAL OF CPO SWEENEY
WHISTLEBLOWER DESERVES “JUSTICE”
WHY IS CAPTAIN RUTH COOPER STILL IN
THE NAVY? – FORMER COMMANDER OF
NAVAL STATION, NEWPORT, R.I.
RELIEVED OF COMMAND IN 2003 –
“SHE MADE MY LIFE A LIVING HELL,”
CHIEF SAYS. “THIS OFFICER SHOULD BE
A CIVILIAN BY NOW, NOT COLLECTING
$130,000 A YEAR RIDING A DESK
AT THE PENTAGON.”