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Navy: Yeah, We Totally Dropped the Ball On Joseph Rocha’s Horrific Abuse Allegations


Well wasn’t this nice of the Navy, to admit that, uh, they didn’t do a good job investigating during their investigation into the abuse of gay sailor Joseph Christopher Rocha and others stationed in Bahrain. AP: “Leaders should have done more to investigate numerous hazing allegations against a gay sailor and others in a unit stationed in Bahrain several years ago, the Navy said Wednesday. The Chief of Naval Operations has sent a letter of counseling to retired Vice Adm. Robert T. Conway, the former Commander, Naval Installations Command, who was the final endorser of a June 2007 investigation that has been criticized for failing to be thorough. The letter notes that ”more should have been done to determine what officers in the chain of command knew about allegations of hazing and what actions they took to address those allegations,’ said Navy spokeswoman Cmdr. Elissa Smith.”

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