U.S. Marine Corps Retaliates Against Judge Advocate Whistleblower

U.S. Marine Corps Retaliates Against Judge Advocate Whistleblower

IN CASE EERILY SIMILAR TO THAT OF CDR WALTER FRANCIS FITZPATRICK, III by Sharon Rondeau (Sep. 27, 2013) — On Friday, the Marine Corps Times reported that Marine Corps Maj. James Weirick, a staff judge advocate who alleged undue command influence on the part of Marine Corps Commandant James Amos against eight Marines accused of […]

Fitzpatrick: Navy “Willing to Destroy Subordinates to Protect the Institution”

Fitzpatrick:  Navy “Willing to Destroy Subordinates to Protect the Institution”

“A CRIMINAL ENTERPRISE” by Sharon Rondeau (Sep. 25, 2013) —In a previous report, The Post & Email described how a culture of corruption permeated the U.S. Navy from at least the late 1980s through the mid-1990s, encompassing the Tailhook scandal and the court-martial of Walter Francis Fitzpatrick, III. In 1989, several charges without any basis […]

Military Corruption: Unlawful Command Influence

Military Corruption:  Unlawful Command Influence

HOW COMMON IS IT, AND HOW MANY HAVE BEEN AFFECTED BY IT? by Sharon Rondeau (Sep. 8, 2013) — Charges against one of eight U.S. Marines have been abruptly dropped after a military judge granted an order to allow Marine Corps attorneys to provide testimony as to how “senior commanders had interfered in the case […]

Introduction: Anatomy of a Court-Martial

“VERDICT FIRST, THEN THE TRIAL” by Sharon Rondeau (Sept. 28, 2010) — Lt. Commander Walter Fitzpatrick contacted The Post & Email out of his stated concern for Lt. Col. Terrence Lakin, who is scheduled to be court-martialed next month as a result of his refusal to follow orders on the grounds that Barack Hussein Obama […]