Wednesday, January 15, 2014

And we have this UNHAPPY news

WASHINGTON (NNS) -- The Navy announced Jan. 15 that Robert C. Martinage has resigned as Deputy Under Secretary of the Navy (DUSN)/ Policy, Plans, Oversight, and Integration (PPO&I).

Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus asked for the resignation following a loss of confidence in Martinage's abilities to effectively perform his duties.

Martinage had also been performing the duties of the Under Secretary of the Navy. Effective immediately, Thomas W. Hicks, Deputy Under Secretary of the Navy/ Deputy Chief Management Officer (DUSN/DCMO), will perform those duties until a new Under Secretary is confirmed or until further notice, whichever comes first. Hicks will also continue his role as DUSN/DCMO.

Jodi Greene, Senior Director for Policy in the Office of DUSN (PPO&I), has been appointed acting DUSN (PPO&I).

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Anonymous said...

Criminals getting caught. Not unhappy.

Mike Lambert said...

Anon @ 6:59 AM

I don't think his activity was criminal. It was certainly inappropriate.

The resignation, which Martinage announced to his staff Tuesday morning, came after allegations were made of inappropriate conduct with a subordinate woman, the sources confirmed.

HMS Defiant said...

I'm curious. Why do you think his behavior was inappropriate? He is not covered by the UCMJ to my knowledge and I don't believe affairs are an offense in the law outside the wire. He was discrete about it. (This is setting aside the nonsense about him 'verbally approving' a ridiculous buy.

Mike Lambert said...

I didn't say it was unlawful, just inappropriate. I didn't say it was an offense either. I just believe it is inappropriate to have a relationship with a junior person in the chain of command.