In short:

  • More consternation in the Marine Corps urination video case, here (Marine Corps Times [updated link]).
  • More Manning news over the weekend, here, here, and here.
  • To reporters with a hammer, more on sexual assault cases, here.
  • Hazing guidance from the Navy and the Navy’s Office of Hazing Prevention, here.

4 Responses to “MIlitary Justice News for Monday, Jul. 1, 2013”

  1. Charlie Gittins says:

    An OPNAV Office of Hazing Prevention?  For real?  NO wonder we have such a bloated federal budget and out of control deficit.  Every unit has an identified Officer in Charge of Hazing Prevention — He/she is known as the Commanding Officer.  He/she has a Command Master Chief to assist him/her.   If they can’t do the job, the Navy doesn’t seem to have any compunction about firing them and bringing in someone who does.  WHat a waste of oxygen . . . . .      

  2. Bill C says:

    Looking forward to the ten member Office of Larceny Prevention.

  3. k fischer says:

    No Man, 
     
    You did not provide a link to the Marine Corps urination case.  Is this the link?
    http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20130630/NEWS06/306300009/Attorneys-Important-evidence-kept-from-defense-Marine-Corps-urination-case 
     
    I’ve seen defense counsel Maj. Joseph Grimm on a few headlines, now, recently for sexual assault:
    http://www.nydailynews.com/news/crime/woman-marine-raped-barracks-article-1.1372694
     
    Sounds like he is doing outstanding work as a defense counsel.

  4. Paleo says:

    I think some of you are being too hard on commanders and their responsibilities. I’m not sure where you think they’re going to get the time to prevent hazing, set the conditions for a good command climate, show respect for subordinates and thus set the conditions for respect among their subordinates which is the biggest preventive tool against sexual assault, since people that respect one another don’t rape one another……Look, commanders cannot do any of those things when burdened by a promotion system that selects for ‘likership’ over leadership, places more value on things that “brief well” (code for ‘now that’s a stupid idea’) as opposed to getting results, demands perpetual cover-up of any error regardless how small in order to suffer a demise in the zero-defects concept of leadership, and of course all the time demands that go with networking to land $200k per year for menial instructional work at CUNY after admitting to UCMJ violations and leaving in disgrace from a high-ranking federal post. 
    Seriously, aren’t we being a little unfair to these commanders?