SHE FIGHTS FOR JUSTICE - FORMER NAVAL
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Celeste Santana doesn't suffer fools gladly. And she isn't the type to win any popularity contests.
Some might even call her "abrasive," while other Neanderthal critics would label her an "uppity black woman."
But there is no disputing the former Navy lieutenant commander did her job in an outstanding manner. An environmental health expert, Santana was grudgingly respected for her know-how, even by her most severe detractors.
It was just that dedication to duty and excellent job performance that got her in big trouble.
RETALIATION ON A WHISTLEBLOWER
In 2009, Santana was assigned to Camp Leatherneck in Afghanistan. It didn't take her long to find a good many problems at the sprawling Marine installation.
For example, discarded computers were tossed in fume-filled burn pits. Drinking water in plastic bottles were stored in areas where the high temperatures during the day caused chemicals to leach into the aqua.
Santana took these concerns up the chain-of-command, but was stymied at getting the problems corrected.
Then, while visiting a forward operating base in Helmand Province, she says she was "sexually assaulted" by a Marine and nothing was done about it.
After being passed over twice for promotion, the Navy sent her to a shrink that recommended the aggressive female be discharged with a diagnosis of "adjustment disorder."
"BULL DOG" WELLS TO THE RESCUE
"She was just three years short of qualifying for retirement," says top defense attorney and former Navy CMDR John "Bulldog" Wells. "Santana made enemies who sought to shut her up. All she was doing was her job, and she did it too well."
Now, Santana has filed a lawsuit with the U.S. Court of Federal Claims and is seeking to have her Navy discharge overturned and be reinstated in the military for three more years, until such time as she qualifies for retirement.
Wells calls his client "a whistleblower who was retaliated against."
We think she deserves justice.
|NAVY SUPPLY OFFICER CONVICTED OF ADULTERY
FEMALE LT COMMANDER GETS 60 DAYS IN BRIG
FINED TWO MONTH'S PAY - SYNEEDA PENLAND
BLEW WHISTLE ON "FINANCIAL MISCONDUCT" AT
SAN DIEGO'S NAVY EXPEDITIONARY COMBAT
COMMAND - DID TOP BRASS TARGET HER FOR
"RETALIATION?" - OFFICER HAS 19 YEARS SERVICE
COULD LOSE PENSION AND BENEFITS - OCS GRAD
REFUSED "GOING TO MAST" - WOULDN'T TAKE NJP
|"POUND HER INTO THE GROUND" - VINDICTIVE
NAVY BRASS SET TO THROW FEMALE LCDR
WHISTLEBLOWER OUT OF MILITARY - SYNEEDA
PENLAND CONVICTED OF ADULTERY AND SENT
TO BRIG - OFFICER ONLY EIGHT MONTHS FROM
RETIREMENT - NUDE PIX USED TO HUMILIATE
AFRICAN-AMERICAN - 38 YEAR-OLD WOMAN
ILL - BEING TREATED BY CHEMOTHERAPY
|HEIGHT OF HYPOCRISY - TWO FEMALE LCMDRS
ONE A "WHISTLE-BLOWER" SENT TO BRIG ON
"ADULTERY" RAP - THE OTHER, A WHORE FOR THE
"D.C. MADAM" - SYNEEDA PENLAND SERIOUSLY
ILL - EIGHT MONTHS SHORT OF RETIREMENT - TO
BE KICKED OUT OF NAVY AT MONTH'S END
REBECCA DICKINSON SAID TO HAVE SLEPT WITH
"FOUR-STRIPERS" AND AT LEAST ONE ADMIRAL
GETS PENSION AND NO PUNISHMENT TO KEEP
HER MOUTH SHUT - WHERE IS THE "JUSTICE?"
|FORMER ARMY LTC LATEST TO GO TO PRISON
ACCEPTED BRIBES FROM CONTRACTORS IN IRAQ
DAVID PFLUGER GETS 18 MONTHS IN SLAMMER
SYNEEDA PENLAND - ONLY FEMALE OFFICER TO
BE SENT TO BRIG FOR ADULTERY - GETS "LAST
LAUGH" ON NAVY BRASS - JUST FINISHED BOOK
BLOWING LID OFF CONTRACTOR FRAUD - CAN
MADE-FOR-TV MOVIE BE FAR BEHIND? - WE SEE
CHAPTERS ON EX-LCDR'S JAIL TIME AND SUICIDE
OF MAJ GLORIA DAVIS - PREDICT "TELL-ALL"
WILL KEEP ADM MIKE MULLEN AWAKE AT NIGHT
THREAT TO SPLASH NUDE PHOTOS ALL OVER
INTERNET DOESN'T FAZE FORMER NAVY OFFICER
LCDR SYNEEDA PENLAND "WON'T BE INTIMIDATED"
INTO SILENCE - WHISTLEBLOWER'S BOOK TO
EXPOSE NAVY CONTRACTOR FRAUD - ONLY WOMAN
IN U.S. MILITARY HISTORY TO SERVE JAIL TIME FOR
"ADULTERY" DEFIANT IN FACE OF ATTEMPT BY TOP
BRASS TO SHUT HER UP - "THEY CAN GO TO HELL,"
SAYS FEARLESS FEMALE OFFICER - PUBLICATION
OF NAKED PIX CAN ONLY HELP PENLAND SCORE
BIG SUCCESS WITH "TELL-ALL" BOOK