|Dante Alighieri |
|Stained glass window depicting |
Moulins Cathedral, France
Last year I accepted a position with the United States Army as a Program Analyst. After a year long search, I finally secured a position in federal service. The job paid $ 17,000 less than my previous position. I had to pay for my re-location and it was a temporary year long assignment - TERM employment renewable up to 4 years. But I was proud to serve in the Army again after 9 years of active service and 4 years in the reserves. Five of those years, I served in combat inside the Special Operations community.
theft of Army property, the crime, ignorance and poverty in the surrounding community - the methamphetamine, outlaw biker culture and 'white on black' racism. In conversations I had with packers, painters and welders, they told me of John Dingman.
|John Dingman |
in the red long sleeve shirt
While deployed in Southwest Asia, his biker turned supervisor ordered one of his workers to build him a smuggler's cabinet inside a pallet due to arrive back in the United States. When authorities discovered the contraband, Sierra Army Depot punished John Dingman by placing him on 1 month of paid Administrative Leave. After that Administrative Leave, Sierra Army Depot moved him to another department and promoted him to GS-13. The message was clear. Management was in on it.
The purpose of this article is give the American people and the entire world testimony to what I saw, what I heard and what I have done.
|picture taken in 2000|