Monday, July 21, 2014

How many times did you beat your wife, Joe Henderson? - Sierra Army Depot Truth

“All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others.”
― George Orwell

Joe Henderson
Sierra Army Depot
Who is Joe Henderson?  Joe Henderson has one of the largest responsibilities in Bruce Hamilton's Group.  Unfortunately, where the thefts and lost property occur in Joe Henderson's directorate.  When I was on Merritt Shepard's team, Shepard said, "The women (Kathy Ayers and Sue Getty) are fine.  It's the men (Joe Henderson and company) that are messed up."  Looking back on what Merritt said, I didn't think to question the accuracy or the sexism of his assessment.  We know that Kathy Ayers and Jason Tong lost a drone back last year.

I am on the job!
But to say that Joe Henderson's directorate is messed up is kinda of like saying the Kardasians might need a therapist.  Henderson's directorate are where most of the thefts and Army property loss occurred.  After Mike Winters humiliated Merritt at the October 9, 2013 SDO brief, I talked to Merritt about Henderson where Merritt explained Henderson's management style.

Jim, I know why Joe has all his people there.  He likes to have all his people there so when something is wrong he can point the finger and say, 'Explain yourself' when he is supposed to know what is going on in his own directorate.  Those SDO briefings are there for the director and his deputy not for the peanut gallery (referring to Mike Winters and company.)
Merritt and I weren't always adversaries.  We agreed on all of things.  We spoke about football, politics and Christianity.  We wanted to clean up the Depot or at least he said he did.  We disagreed with the approach.  He wanted to work within the Sierra culture.  I wanted to change it.
LTC Slosson
The man ultimately responsible for what does and does not get accomplished on the Depot.

Changing the culture means terminated incompetent supervisors.  Even in Merritt's estimation, and Merritt is an authority in incompetent supervisors, Joe Henderson is the most incompetent supervisor on the Sierra Army Depot.  His Directorate lost $ 250 million in one year alone. Changing the culture also means rooting out nepotism - a corrupting influence evident in the careers of Archie Zapanta and Marcie Turek.
Sherry Hunter Henderson

Joe Henderson who works on the Depot was married to Sherry Henderson who worked on the Depot after she left her job at the Lassen County Sheriff's Office.  Joe Henderson's son Jason currently works on the Depot.  Depot informants defend record of Jason Henderson.  According to them, Jason Henderson unlike his father takes the time to train those under his charge.  The very pleasant, popular and always courteous Teya Burciaga is Sherry Henderson's daughter.
“The supreme quality for leadership is unquestionably integrity. Without it, no real success is possible, no matter whether it is on a section gang, a football field, in an army, or in an office.”
Dwight D. Eisenhower (1890-1969)
34th U.S. President

No one is perfect.  The meridian between the empires of good and evil divide my heart just as it does yours.  I may seem like Inspector Jalvert, but if you read Shepard and Beach's reports you will get an idea of what kind of man I am.  But I have never beat my wife within an inch of her life.  I never chased her down Mesa Street in Susanville with a knife either.  If my supervisors found out that I did, I would fired.  Because they rightly wouldn't want that kind of scum around.

But that is not a big deal on the Depot.

We know from my termination that Sierra Army Depot managers can and will fire you for stuff you do off the Depot, stuff you did preceding the Depot or your associations.  But has the Depot fired you for your shady associations or your on-Depot activities?

Sierra Army Depot has never investigated the incident.  A supervisor on the depot has never been fired for mismanagement, fraud, theft or embezzlement.

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