More than a dozen sailors who have worked for Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy Steven Giordano told Navy Times that Giordano has made excessive demands on his staff, including ordering subordinates to collect luggage for his hotel rooms and pushing his staff to ask the Navy to give him a set of fine china for formal dinners at his house.
“He is simply obsessed with the idea of being a three-star admiral and believes that he should have a chief petty officer assigned primarily to carry his cover and personal bag and take notes for him,” a former member of Giordano’s staff told Navy Times on condition of anonymity for fear of reprisal. “It was like working for a pop star or Hollywood diva.”
Sailors also said that Giordano is a toxic leader who is prone to bullying and outbursts of anger, according to the newspaper. The Navy’s inspector general office is now investigating Giordano after a sailor filed a complaint alleging that the MPCON fosters a hostile work environment.
A Navy spokesman declined to comment on the allegations against Giordano because the matter is under investigation. “The Navy takes all allegations of misconduct seriously,” Cmdr. William Speaks told Task & Purpose on Friday. “The Navy is conducting an investigation into this matter. As in all investigations, we will safeguard the rights of any complainant and protect the procedural rights of all parties.”
WASHINGTON/RIYADH (Reuters) - President Donald Trump imposed new U.S. sanctions onIran on Monday following Tehran's downing of an unmanned American drone and said the measures would target Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.
Trump told reporters he was signing an executive order for the sanctions amid tensions between the United States and Iran that have grown since May, when Washington ordered all countries to halt imports of Iranian oil.
Trump also said the sanctions would have been imposed regardless of the incident over the drone. He said the supreme leaders was ultimately responsible for what Trump called "the hostile conduct of the regime."
"Sanctions imposed through the executive order ... will deny the Supreme Leader and the Supreme Leader's office, and those closely affiliated with him and the office, access to key financial resources and support," Trump said.
U.S. Air National Guard/Senior Airman Jonathan W. Padish
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President Donald Trump may have
loved to call former Secretary of Defense James Mattis by his much-loathed "Mad Dog" nickname, but his own transition team had concerns regarding the former Marine general's infamous battlefield missives and his lackluster handling of alleged war crimes committed by U.S. service members, according to leaked vetting documents.
As your beleaguered friend and narrator writes this, the Pentagon has not scheduled any briefings about how close the U.S. military was to attacking Iran, or even if those strikes have been called off or are on hold.
It would be nice to know whether we are at war or not. One would think the headquarters of the U.S. military would be a good place to find out. But the Trump administration has one spokesman: the president himself. His tweets have replaced Pentagon's briefings as the primary source for military news.
Former Army Gen. David Petraeus, the former commander of U.S. forces in Afghanistan who resigned in disgrace as CIA director amid revelations of an extramarital affairs, was passed over by then-president-elect Donald Trump's transition team because of his criticism of torture, according to leaked vetting documents.