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Navy’s second-ranking civilian resigns amid criminal investigation
Washington Post ^ | January 15, 2014 | By Craig Whitlock

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 service’s 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. . .

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonpost.com ...


TOPICS: Extended News
KEYWORDS: banglist; loyaltyoath; mabus; militarypurge; navy

1 posted on 01/15/2014 6:43:19 PM PST by Brad from Tennessee
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To: Brad from Tennessee

Bump


2 posted on 01/15/2014 6:44:34 PM PST by Jet Jaguar
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To: Brad from Tennessee

They’re sure getting rid of top level military.


3 posted on 01/15/2014 6:46:44 PM PST by ladyjane
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To: Brad from Tennessee
In the area of spending, we BINGE.

In the area of military leadership, we PURGE.

4 posted on 01/15/2014 6:46:47 PM PST by ClearCase_guy (Anti-Complacency League! Baby!)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

Now if every officer in the Navy would just put the same scheme, Obamatollah could replace them all with his fellow jihadis.


5 posted on 01/15/2014 6:47:10 PM PST by LyinLibs (If victims of islam were more "islamophobic," maybe they'd still be alive.)
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To: Brad from Tennessee
Look closely at Mabus. He's a snake in the grass if there ever was. I watched his slight of hand here in Mississippi while he was Governor.
6 posted on 01/15/2014 6:48:01 PM PST by vetvetdoug
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To: Brad from Tennessee
(Art.)
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.

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!

7 posted on 01/15/2014 6:49:03 PM PST by lentulusgracchus
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To: Jet Jaguar
Democratic Politician from Mississippi
8 posted on 01/15/2014 6:49:17 PM PST by sharpee
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To: vetvetdoug

Mabus is all about ending DADT .... that’s what The Impostor brought him in for. It was all over FR at the time.


9 posted on 01/15/2014 6:50:03 PM PST by lentulusgracchus
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To: Brad from Tennessee

This is what is happening if you don’t swear a loyalty oath to Obama. It is happening throughout the military.


10 posted on 01/15/2014 6:50:21 PM PST by kaehurowing
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To: Brad from Tennessee

What gave them away?

A $1.6 million check made out to hot-rod autos?


11 posted on 01/15/2014 6:51:49 PM PST by 2banana (My common ground with terrorists - they want to die for islam and we want to kill them)
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To: Brad from Tennessee
Must've been an affair with a woman. If he'd been boinking some guy, he'd be getting medals and showing up on Ellen.
12 posted on 01/15/2014 6:53:35 PM PST by workerbee (The President of the United States is DOMESTIC ENEMY #1!)
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To: Brad from Tennessee
stepped down after his boss, Navy Secretary Ray Mabus, asked for his resignation

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,[24] and a corvette/littoral combat ship after former Arizona Democratic Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords following her suffering life-threatening wounds

13 posted on 01/15/2014 6:55:09 PM PST by what's up
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To: workerbee

So....all this guy really did was have an affair? We all know that NEVER happens in Washington. [/s]


14 posted on 01/15/2014 6:57:13 PM PST by rbg81
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To: Brad from Tennessee
Notice that Martinage is not considered a target of the investigation...yet they got him for adultery.

Meanwhile the Dems said not a word against the multiple adulteries of Pres. Bill Clinton.

The purging of the military continues.

15 posted on 01/15/2014 7:02:17 PM PST by what's up
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To: what's up

Think you answered the why questions. Good job on research.


16 posted on 01/15/2014 7:20:29 PM PST by mojo114 (Pray for our military)
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To: what's up
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17 posted on 01/15/2014 7:22:03 PM PST by smoothsailing
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To: what's up

Not a warship named for Chavez, thankfully - a cargo ship classified as a USNS.


18 posted on 01/15/2014 7:33:34 PM PST by Ready4Freddy
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To: Brad from Tennessee; blueyon; KitJ; T Minus Four; xzins; CMS; The Sailor; ab01; txradioguy; ...

Active Duty ping.


19 posted on 01/15/2014 7:34:41 PM PST by Jet Jaguar
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To: ladyjane

except the guy dumped was a civilian and not military


20 posted on 01/15/2014 7:37:23 PM PST by Nifster
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To: what's up

Note the steep drop off the cliff at #13

Lewis and Clark-class dry cargo ships, Mabus responsible for the last 2:

Lewis and Clark
Sacagawea
Alan Shepard
Richard E. Byrd
Robert E. Peary
Amelia Earhart
Carl Brashear
Wally Schirra
Matthew Perry
Charles Drew
Washington Chambers
William McLean
Medgar Evers
Cesar Chavez


21 posted on 01/15/2014 7:39:37 PM PST by Ready4Freddy
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...
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... 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... The untraceable silencers were purchased from a hot-rod auto mechanic who is a brother of one of the Navy intelligence officials under scrutiny.
Well, they *used* to be untraceable. Sounds like some crony of Zero's wants the job. Partisan Media Shills ping. Thanks Brad from Tennessee.
22 posted on 01/15/2014 7:56:11 PM PST by SunkenCiv (;http://www.freerepublic.com/~mestamachine/)
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To: Ready4Freddy

I will emulate my self at dawn on the Newport Beach Pier if the name a ship the USS Trayvon Martin


23 posted on 01/15/2014 8:00:39 PM PST by al baby (Hi MomÂ… I was refereeing to Obama)
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To: al baby

how does one emulate oneself?


24 posted on 01/15/2014 8:04:35 PM PST by RitchieAprile
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To: Brad from Tennessee

http://www.public.navy.mil/donhr/executivemanagement/aboutseniorexecutives/Bios/Martinage,%20R.pdf

There’s his Ivy League bio.


25 posted on 01/15/2014 8:13:36 PM PST by petitfour
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To: petitfour

This guy, Martinage, was only a temp for that position. There is a female whose nomination for the position is before the Senate at the moment. Her nomination has been put on hold by a RAT female who doesn’t like the woman’s position on some stupid law the NY senator wants to pass. Jo Ann Rooney is the nominee’s name. I found this info from a Google search on Martinage and then on this Rooney woman.

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/navy-acting-2-official-resigns-allegations-inappropriate-conduct-article-1.1580428


26 posted on 01/15/2014 8:22:58 PM PST by petitfour
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To: al baby

immolate

And I will join you.


27 posted on 01/15/2014 8:47:17 PM PST by Ready4Freddy
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To: RitchieAprile
sssshhhhh...he's on a roll...
28 posted on 01/16/2014 5:07:53 AM PST by Tainan (Cogito, ergo conservatus sum -- "The Taliban is inside the building")
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To: Tainan

Like when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor ;)


29 posted on 01/16/2014 5:32:02 AM PST by Ready4Freddy
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To: RitchieAprile; Tainan

“how does one emulate oneself?”

Clearly, B Hussein has it down to a ‘t’.

In his fevered mind, he’s the only one worth emulating.


30 posted on 01/16/2014 5:34:40 AM PST by Ready4Freddy
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To: al baby

“if they name a ship the USS Trayvon Martin”

Per google translate, the motto of such a ship:

“quisque bibens propter omnia!”

(purple drank for all!)

Or, perhaps:

“et fecisti me!”

(you got me!)


31 posted on 01/16/2014 5:39:32 AM PST by Ready4Freddy
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To: Nifster

Civilian or not - they’re sure getting rid of a lot of top military.


32 posted on 01/16/2014 6:12:45 AM PST by ladyjane
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To: Jet Jaguar; Brad from Tennessee; SkyPilot

NSA...if we were watching you, would we let you know or would someone just sort of come up with information, a sudden lead, an anonymous tip?


33 posted on 01/16/2014 6:16:38 AM PST by xzins ( Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for victory!)
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To: Ready4Freddy

“Knowledge is good”


34 posted on 01/16/2014 4:10:23 PM PST by Tainan (Cogito, ergo conservatus sum -- "The Taliban is inside the building")
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