A major bribery scandal involving an Asian military contractor has led to four arrests, including two top U.S. Navy officers – one of whom was adopted out of Cambodia as a child and who returned to the country nearly four decades later commanding a Navy destroyer.
In addition, a Navy captain was released from the command of his ship in Japan as a result of the investigation, The Washington Post reports. The Navy officers arrested were Cmdr. Michael Misiewicz, a Naval Academy graduate, and John Beliveau II, the supervisory agent in charge of the Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS) in Quantico, Va.
In addition, Capt. Daniel Dusek has been relieved of his commandership of the USS Bonhomme Richard due to the investigation, the Post reports. He has not been charged.
Commander of the USS Mustin, an Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer.
Another officer, this one a Colonel in the USMC was also relieved of command today from the security battalion at Quantico, VA. I’m ex-military and I’ve followed the US military for years because I’m a military history buff and I love current events and I dont remember ever seeing this many top officers being taken out like this before. Its either sex scandals or gambling or they won’t even tell you, but it all seems just too much doesn’t it? I expect corruption and some college pranks and school boy behavior but not from officers. -Mort