Category Archives: Civilian

US Navy’s No. 2 civilian claims leadership shouldn’t be blamed for old failures. Some disagree.


WASHINGTON — In an eyebrow-raising statement, the acting undersecretary of the U.S. Navy complained about congressional oversight of naval programs, suggesting that current leaders shouldn’t be held responsible for previous administrations’ failures. “You shouldn’t be held guilty for the sins of your parents,” Gregory Slavonic said, “and I think the Navy is being called to […]

Civilian MARFORRES employee pleads guilty in military transportation bribery case


NEW ORLEANS — A former federal employee has pleaded guilty in New Orleans after prosecutors said he agreed to take $250,000 in bribes to steer transportation contracts to a Georgia businessman. U.S. Attorney Peter Strasser’s office said 48-year-old Erick Martin pleaded guilty last week to conspiracy to commit bribery. He faces up to five years […]

Civilian aircraft crashes at Barksdale; two confirmed dead


A civilian light aircraft crashed on the east side of Barksdale Air Force Base in Louisiana Wednesday morning, the base said in a release. Barksdale spokesman Master Sgt. David Dobrydney confirmed in a follow-up email that two unidentified people died in the crash. No further details about the type of aircraft or the crash victims […]

Navy civilian employee pleads guilty to child porn charge


PROVIDENCE, R.I. — A civilian employee of Naval Station Newport has pleaded guilty to storing hundreds of child pornography images on a Navy-owned computer drive, federal prosecutors say. Donald Sly Jr., 58, of Portsmouth, a civilian public works employee, stored a total of 487 images of child pornography in his directory on a computer drive […]

Four civilian attorneys and a veterans advocate will lead the Fort Hood command climate review


The Army secretary announced a five-person panel Thursday who will head up the Army’s independent command climate review into Fort Hood, Texas. Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy announced the study earlier this month, after meeting with Latino organizations to discuss not only Spc. Vanessa Guillen’s death at Fort Hood, but the overall environment for Latino and […]

One soldier, one civilian indicted in case of military marriage fraud ring at Fort Bragg


A grand jury indicted two men Wednesday on charges they were involved in a criminal organization designed to fraudulently wed foreign nationals to soldiers. The organization involved current and former active duty service members in the Fort Bragg area and foreign nationals primarily from Ghana, Nigeria, and the UK, investigators reported in court documents. It […]

Civilian charged in plot to dismember and hide remains of murdered Fort Hood soldier Vanessa Guillen


A Killeen, Texas, woman assisted her soldier boyfriend in disposing of a missing soldier’s body after he killed her by striking her in the head with a hammer inside an armory on post, according to a criminal complaint filed in the Western District Court of Texas. Cecily Aguilar, 22, helped Spc. Aaron Robinson, 20, dispose […]