Oversight of the Department of Defense Office of Inspector General's Military Whistleblower Reprisal Investigations, Hearing Before the Subcommittee on National Security of the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, House of Representatives, One Hundred Fourteenth Congress, Second Session, September 7, 2016   [open pdf - 3MB]

This is the September 7, 2016 hearing titled "Oversight of the Department of Defense Office of Inspector General's Military Whistleblower Reprisal Investigations" before the Subcommittee on National Security. From the statement of Ryan Zinke: "On March 31, 2015, the DOD IG [Department of Defense Inspector General] informed the Secretary of Navy that Rear Admiral Losey was no longer subject to the fifth and final investigation, one day shy of a promotion being held up by the DOD for 24 consecutive months, far longer than the 18-month mandate. These blatant acts of violations of law by the DOD IG not only cheapen the findings of the reports but erodes the trust the public and the military have in their government institutions. If the DOD IG lacks the ability to simply follow deadlines in investigations or use evidence that cannot be collaborated, then it raises the question as to what other laws and guidelines they simply choose to dis- regard during the course of their investigations. In conclusion, I would like to call upon the memo of that of former Secretary Chuck Hagel penned in saying: It's central to the military justice that those involved in the process base their decisions on on their independent judgment. Servicemembers and the American people must be confident the military justice system is inherently fair and adheres to the fundamental principles and due process of law." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Ryan Zinke, Glenn Fine, Lori Atkinson, and Mandy Smithberger.

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Serial No. 114-76
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