Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Not In My Coast Guard and Not On My All Hands Blog

The Coast Guard refuses to admit that CDR Benjamin Strickland became collateral damage in a routine sexual harassment case while acting as Commanding Officer of the USCGC MUNRO.
Is there a War Against Sexual Harassment in the Coast Guard or is there a War Against Officers who do their job?
This is all very puzzling.  The Coast Guard All Hands Blog, the Official Blog Of The Coast Guard Workforce has refused to publish a comment that I submitted on the subject fourty-eight (48) days ago. It has been over a month and the official response is that the comment is pending review.  


 It was a short straight forward comment. All it said was:
CDR Benjamin Strickland reported a case of sexual assault that was reported to him as Acting Commanding Officer of the USCGC MUNRO and his career was over. He became collateral damage for doing his job. read the Full Story. See http://www.amazon.com/Benjamin-Strickland-Unre…/…/B011B9YLIK

Sexual Assault is a CRIME, not a punch line.

The Blog Post was written by RADM Peter Gautier, Director of Governmental and Public Affairs.

The COMMANDANT apparently had no problem posting the comment. It was posted at  https://www.dvidshub.net/video/397005/not-my-coast-guard?fb_action_ids=897827610287073&fb_action_types=og.comments#.Va51SvlG6u8


  1. Anonymous wrote: "Not in my Coast Guard" is code for "we don't want to hear about it". STRICKLAND became a walking target for the brass to shoot at the minute he picked up the phone and made his report...a report which had potential to jeopardize the nomination of the Area Commander to be the next Commandant as well as embarrass the Admirals in front of Congress.

    Judge Steverson, it is honorable how you are trying to bring to light to this sad case of injustice, but those evil men who did this terrible act against one of their own subordinate officers knew when they started they would get away with it. They have probably been getting away with it for years.

  2. I still don't see your comment posted. Why does Coast Guard leadership under Adm Zukunft fear the truth so much? Did CDR Strickland uncover something more sinister that the lawyers and public affairs types are continuing to cover up?