Skip to comments.Navy’s second-ranking civilian resigns amid criminal investigation
Posted on 01/15/2014 6:43:19 PM PST by Brad from Tennessee
An intensifying criminal investigation of an alleged contracting scheme involving a top-secret Navy project has resulted in the forced resignation of the services second-ranking civilian leader, according to officials and court documents.
Robert C. Martinage, the acting undersecretary of the Navy, stepped down after his boss, Navy Secretary Ray Mabus, asked for his resignation following a loss of confidence in [his] abilities to effectively perform his duties, according to a statement the Navy released Wednesday.
Navy officials said Martinage was pressured to quit after investigators looking into his role in the top-secret program discovered that he was having an affair.
Federal prosecutors testified last week in U.S. District Court in Alexandria that Martinage is not a criminal target of their inquiry. But they said one of his subordinates has told them that Martinage gave approval for a mysterious operation to acquire a large batch of firearm silencers intended for SEAL Team 6, the elite commando unit that killed Osama bin Laden.
In that case, three senior Navy intelligence officials who reported to Martinage are under investigation for an alleged contracting scheme that charged the military $1.6 million for homemade silencers that cost only $8,000 to manufacture, court records show.
The untraceable silencers were purchased from a hot-rod auto mechanic who is a brother of one of the Navy intelligence officials under scrutiny. . .
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They’re sure getting rid of top level military.
In the area of military leadership, we PURGE.
Now if every officer in the Navy would just put the same scheme, Obamatollah could replace them all with his fellow jihadis.
Martinage probably came out as a heterosexual and an "America-firster".
Just can't trust those extremists.
Dig 'em out, Mabus! The First Catamite is counting on you!
Mabus is all about ending DADT .... that’s what The Impostor brought him in for. It was all over FR at the time.
This is what is happening if you don’t swear a loyalty oath to Obama. It is happening throughout the military.
What gave them away?
A $1.6 million check made out to hot-rod autos?
This I assume is the same Mabus whose claim to fame was naming a navy warship after Cesar Chavez (and another ship after Gabrielle Giffords).
Wiki: In April 2010 a furor arose when it was reported that Mabus made the controversial proposal to name a United States Navy warship the USS John P. Murtha (LPD-26) after the late Pennsylvania Democratic congressman, John Murtha. Additional naming controversies occurred due to the naming of auxiliary ship after Cesar Chavez, and a corvette/littoral combat ship after former Arizona Democratic Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords following her suffering life-threatening wounds
So....all this guy really did was have an affair? We all know that NEVER happens in Washington. [/s]
Meanwhile the Dems said not a word against the multiple adulteries of Pres. Bill Clinton.
The purging of the military continues.
Think you answered the why questions. Good job on research.
Not a warship named for Chavez, thankfully - a cargo ship classified as a USNS.
Active Duty ping.
except the guy dumped was a civilian and not military
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