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.”
Benjamin Franklin nailed it when he said, "Fatigue is the best pillow." True story, Benny. There's nothing like pushing your body so far past exhaustion that you'd willingly, even longingly, take a nap on a concrete slab.
U.S. Coast Guard Petty Officer 2nd Class Karl Munson pilots a 26-foot boat while Petty Officer 2nd Class Gabriel Diaz keeps an eye on a boarding team who is inspecting a 79-foot shrimp boat in the Gulf of Mexico, off the coast of New Orleans, La., on April 27, 2005
Radio transmissions to the U.S. Coast Guard are usually calls for help from boaters, but one captain got on the radio recently just to say thanks to the men and women who are currently working without pay.
DOVER AIR FORCE BASE, Del (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump traveled to Dover Air Force Base in Delaware on Saturday to receive the remains of four Americans killed in a suicide bombing in northern Syria.
Trump, locked in a battle with congressional Democrats that has led to a nearly month-long partial government shutdown, announced his trip via a pre-dawn tweet, saying he was going "to be with the families of 4 very special people who lost their lives in service to our Country!"
Former President George W. Bush is calling for an end to the partial government shutdown, which is about to hit the one-month mark and is currently the longest shutdown in US history.
In an appeal made on Instagram, the 43rd president called on "leaders on both sides to put politics aside, come together, and end this shutdown." The caption was posted with an image of him and former First Lady Laura Bush giving pizza to their Secret Service detail.