The Case of Cdr Benjamin Strickland : Unrestricted Coast Guard Chronicles (Ucgc) Volume 01 Number 01
General David Petraeus, a 4-star general with over 37 years in the military, was the most senior officer to be prosecuted during the politically correct era between 2008 and 2016. He was a West Point graduate and former Director of the CIA. The 62 year old General Petraeus pled guilty to one misdemeanor charge of mishandling classified information and was sentenced to a fined of $100,000 and probation for three years. How could such a celebrated general be treated so badly? Well, he was not alone. He was just one of many distinguished senior officers to be purged from all branches of the military services during that period. What was a noticeable purge of commanders, by 2009 had topped 197. Why were these officers being fired? From dereliction of duty to not saluting properly, there was much speculation. Other reasons given were "leaving blast doors on nukes open," and "loss of confidence in command ability" to "mishandling of funds" to "inappropriate relationships" to "gambling with counterfeit chips" to "inappropriate behavior" to "low morale in troops commanded" to politically incorrect speech. Commander Benjamin Strickland, U S Coast Guard was caught in this web of insanity. There was Army Gen. David D. McKiernan, the first 4-star relieved since Truman relieved MacArthur; and, Army Gen. Stanley McChrystal, the Overall commander Afghanistan who was replaced by Gen. Petraeus; Cmdr. Derick Armstrong, Commander, guided missile destroyer USS The Sullivans;Cmdr. Joseph E. Darlak, Commander, USS Vandegrift;Cmdr. Jon Haydel, Commander, USS San Diego; Cmdr. Diego Hernandez, Commander, ballistic-missile submarine USS Wyoming; Cmdr. Michael Ward, Commander, USS Pittsburgh; and, Cmdr. Jeffrey Wissel, Commander, of Fleet Air Reconnaissance Squadron 1. Not all of the victims wore the military uniform. There was Jeffrey Sterling a former CIA Officer and whistle blower. To this day the list continues to grow.The Unrestricted Coast Guard Chronicles (UCGC) are a series of bio epics of interesting and sometimes strange events in the lives of Coast Guard personnel. They contain information about the Coast Guard, its Roles and Missions, including biographies, and histories of nautical subjects. . The founder is Judge London Steverson, United States Administrative Law Judge (Retired), and LCDR, USCG (Retired).
- Paperback | 116 pages
- 152 x 229 x 8mm | 227g
- 10 Jul 2015
- United States
- colour illustrations
About Judge London Steverson
Judge London Steverson is a 1968 graduate of the United States Coast Guard Academy and a 1977 graduate of the National Law Center, George Washington University. He was a Coast Guard Law Specialist until he retired in 1988. He became U. S. Administrative Law Judge and retired again in 2009. He made a personal donation of his private collection of new and used books to the American Corner in Hungary. On 23 April 2009 at Opening of Steverson Collection Book Club in Veszprem, Hungary, he was awarded a Cultural Diplomacy Award by the U. S Ambassador to Hungary.