"To this day, people in Chicago are still scared about being murdered for talking about Barack Obama being gay or about what goes on at Trinity United with the still-active "Down Low Club". Young, gay, black men are mentored into the club and are eventually paired up with often unattractive and difficult to deal with straight black women who never have boyfriends (since guys don't want to have anything to do with them). A friend of mine in the "Think Squad" of prominent black professionals I talk to regularly calls these women "heifers" and says it’s very common for "cake boys" to be paired up with "heifers" so that "dummies are fooled" into thinking they are straight."
McConnell claims that there is enough evidence now for the United States to recognize Serco as a racketeering influenced and corrupt organization and withdrawing all its outsourced contracts with the Armed Services immediately.
To be continued …
Prequel 1: #2131: Marine Links Serco Common Access Sniper to Secret Service White House Heifers
"All warfare is based on deception. Hence, when we are able to attack, we must seem unable; when using our forces, we must appear inactive; when we are near, we must make the enemy believe we are far away; when far away, we must make him believe we are near."
"Serco, Inc., of Reston, Virginia, protests the award of a contract to U.S. Investigations Services, Professional Services Division (USIS, PSD), of Falls Church, Virginia, under request for proposals (RFP) No. HSSCCG-11-R-00010, issued by the Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), to obtain Application Support Center operations and facilities services at multiple sites. Serco primarily challenges the agency's evaluation of USIS, PSD’s technical and price proposals. We deny the protest."
"More Details Emerge On Col. Ted Westhusing's'Suiciding'
In Iraq By Wayne Madsen 1-23-6 More details emerge on Col. Ted Westhusing's "suiciding" in Iraq. Days before his supposed suicide by a "self-inflicted" gunshot wound in a Camp Dublin, Iraq trailer, West Point Honor Board member and Iraqi police and security forces trainer Col. Ted Westhusing reported in e-mail to the United States that "terrible things were going on Iraq." He also said he hoped he would make it back to the United States alive. Westhusing had three weeks left on his tour of duty in Iraq when he allegedly shot himself in June 2005.
Col. Ted Westhusing "suicided" in Iraq
It is noteworthy that after Westhusing's death, two top Army generals, both responsible for training Iraqi forces, General Dave Petraeus, the Commander of the Multi National Security Transition Command Iraq (MNSTCI), and Maj. Gen. Joseph Fil, the Commander of the 1st Cavalry Division, were quickly transferred without much fanfare to Fort Leavenworth, Kansas and Fort Hood, Texas, respectively.
U.S. Army cover-up of Colonel Westhusing's death: Highlighted by fabricated evidence and quick transfers of senior officers Informed sources report that Westhusing was prepared to blow the whistle on fraud involving US Investigations Services (USIS), a Carlyle Group company, when he died. [See Jan. 14 story below]. He had also discovered links between USIS principals and clandestine events involving the Iran-Contra scandal of the Reagan-Bush I administrations. Westhusing has also linked USIS to the illegal killing and torture of Iraqis. USIS personnel whom Westhusing was investigating had the keys to his trailer. In addition, Westhusing's personal bodyguard was given a leave of absence shortly before the colonel's death.
The U.S. Army's official report on Westhusing's death contained a number of falsehoods, according to those close to the case. Most importantly, the Army report stated that Westhusing had electronically communicated an interest in obtaining hollow point bullets. The bullet which killed Westhusing was a hollow point. However, the Army's statement was false, according to an informed source. In addition, the Army combed Westhusing's service record and interviewed a number of colleagues in order to concoct a story that would make suicide appear plausible. California Democratic Senator Barbara Boxer is reportedly trying to get the Senate to investigate Westhusing's death. However, with the Republicans in firm control, it appears that murder of senior U.S. military officers is also something the GOP is more than willing to cover up. http://waynemadsenreport.com/"
"Alleged White House intruder Omar Gonzalez is a veteran. Does it matter?
By Dan Lamothe September 30 The action came quickly: Omar J. Gonzalez allegedly hopped the fence at the White House last month, rushing over the North Lawn before bursting through the front door and getting tackled in the building’s ornate East Room.
The details of that scramble into the nation’s most iconic building has captured national attention and garnered scrutiny on Capitol Hill, where an oversight committee is examining today how security could have failed so badly. But there’s another question that has not been answered: How relevant is it that he fought in Iraq for the U.S. Army?
The case hits a common narrative that frustrates many veterans: that of the individual who serves in combat, and then somehow “snaps” afterward and becomes a danger to himself and his community.
The former soldier’s family has pointed out his military history in interviews over the last few weeks while explaining what may have possessed him to allegedly take an action that could have got him killed by Secret Service agents. He was dealing with post-traumatic stress and had been living out of his car recently, a family member told The Washington Post.
Gonzalez served in Iraq as a cavalry scout, leaving the Army as a sergeant, said Wayne Collins, an Army spokesman. The soldier joined in July 1997 and was discharged in September 2003. He rejoined the service in July 2005 — not uncommon, especially at a time when the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan were underway — and was retired due to an unspecified disability in December 2012, Collins said.
As a cavalry scout, Gonzalez likely conducted patrols in Iraq and served as the eyes and ears of his commander while observing enemy movement. He deployed at least once, from October 2006 to January 2008, and earned a Combat Action Badge, Army officials said, indicating he was engaged by enemy fighters at some point.
But there are some uncertainties about his background. The New York Times reported last week that his former neighbors in Texas said he complained about a foot injury, and believed he sustained it in Iraq. The Army does not list a Purple Heart among his awards, though, raising questions about whether it occurred due to enemy action. At least one other media report has suggested the foot was injured by an improvised explosive device, attributing the information to an unnamed family member. That would qualify for the Purple Heart.
Gonzalez's case hits themes explored recently by The Post’s Greg Jaffe in a story out of Alaska: How much should Gonzalez be held accountable for his alleged actions if he was suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder? As Jaffe’s story notes, the condition has been linked regularly to criminal behavior, especially when combined with family problems, anger and alcohol.
Still, the vast majority of veterans with post-traumatic stress commit no crimes, and many have expressed frustration when PTSD is cited as a reason for other veterans who have committed crimes. Numerous pieces to that effect were written by veterans following the mass shooting at Fort Hood, Texas, in April that killed three people and wounded 16 more.
The circumstances of Gonzalez's case will be released over time. Until then, it may be best to reserve judgment."
"White House Invaded Due To Shocking Security Lapses (VIDEO)
AUTHOR: GLORIA CHRISTIE SEPTEMBER 30, 2014 7:03 PM
So what is this Gonzalez character’s history? It all began when the Virginia state police arrested him on July 19th at the end of a high-speed chase. They found 11 guns, at least one was an illegal sawed-off shotgun, high-power scopes, and a sniper bi-pod. The police confiscated them all of them. He also had a map of Washington, D.C. with the White House marked in pen. Big warning sign. So when the court released him on bond, the police reported the incident to the Secret Security protecting the President.
Gonzalez, 42, has had advanced weapons training as a retired member of the army and suffers from PTSD and severe mental illness. He was seeing a psychiatrist. And he is forbidden to have guns.
Yet Gonzalez came back five weeks later. On August 25, he returned with a hatchet in his waist band. The Secret Service stopped and questioned him about the weapon. Then they walked him back to his car and asked permission to search it. Gonzalez agreed and police found "camping gear and two dogs, but no ammunition. He was not arrested."
"The Washington Navy Yard shooting occurred on September 16, 2013, when lone gunman Aaron Alexis fatally shot twelve people and injured three others in a mass shooting at the headquarters of the Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) inside the Washington Navy Yard in Southeast Washington, D.C. The attack, which took place in the Navy Yard's Building 197, began around 8:20 a.m. EDT and ended when Alexis was killed by police around 9:20 a.m. EDT.
It was the second-deadliest mass murder on a U.S. military base, behind only the Fort Hood shooting in November 2009. …
In March 2008, Alexis received a secret-level security clearance valid for ten years. Following the Navy Yard shooting, it was found that the federal personnel report that led to the clearance's approval did not mention that his 2004 arrest had involved a firearm. On his clearance application, Alexis said he had never been charged with a felony, and that he had not been arrested in the last seven years; the personnel report said Alexis had given these answers because the 2004 charge had been dismissed. This security clearance investigation was conducted by USIS, the same contractor that had also vetted Edward Snowden. The Department of Justice has filed fraud charges against USIS in a whistleblower case that is filed as United States of America ex rel. Blake Percival vs USIS.
From September 2012 to January 2013, Alexis worked in Japan, "refreshing computer systems" on the Navy Marine Corps Intranet network for an HP Enterprise Services subcontracting company called The Experts.[clarification needed] After returning from Japan, he expressed frustration to a former roommate that he felt he hadn't been paid properly for the work he performed. Another roommate of Alexis said that he would frequently complain about being the victim of discrimination. In July 2013, he resumed working for The Experts in the United States.
At the time of his death, Alexis was working on a bachelor's degree in aeronautics from Embry–Riddle Aeronautical University, Worldwide. He was Buddhist.
Mental health issues
After the Navy Yard shooting, the media speculated that Alexis had appeared to be suffering from mental illness. The media reported that Alexis had filed a police report in Rhode Island on August 2, 2013, in which he claimed to be the victim of harassment and that he was hearing voices in his head. According to an FBI official after the shooting, Alexis was under "the delusional belief that he was being controlled or influenced by extremely low frequency electromagnetic waves". A message later obtained by federal authorities from Alexis' personal computing devices said, "Ultra low frequency attack is what I've been subject to for the last 3 months. And to be perfectly honest, that is what has driven me to this." On August 4, 2013, naval police were called to Alexis' hotel at Naval Station Newport and found that he had "taken apart his bed, believing someone was hiding under it, and observed that Alexis had taped a microphone to the ceiling to record the voices of people that were following him". At the time of the incident, he was working for the contractor at the base. On August 23, 2013, Alexis showed up at a Providence, Rhode Island VA emergency room complaining ofinsomnia, and he was prescribed 50 milligrams of Trazodone, a serotonin antagonist and reuptake inhibitor antidepressant. On August 28, he sought treatment for insomnia in the emergency room of a VA medical center in Washington, D.C., where he told doctors he was not depressed and was not thinking of harming others. He was given 10 more tablets of Trazodone."
"Serco Awarded $14 Million Navy Psychological Health Services Contract
RESTON, VIRGINIA – September 9, 2014 – Serco Inc., a provider of professional, technology, and management services, today announced the award of a contract to support the United States Navy Reserve Psychological Health Outreach Program (PHOP). This contract is valued at $14.3 million over a five-year performance period. Serco has supported this program since its inception in 2008.
Serco will provide comprehensive outreach services to Service Members in the areas of command consultations, psycho-educational briefings and Behavioral Health Screenings (BHS). The Company’s work under the contract will be performed in Norfolk, VA; Great Lakes, IL; Everett, WA; San Diego, CA; Jacksonville, FL; and Ft. Worth, TX.
"Serco is honored to continue support to the U.S. Navy, delivering important assistance and expertise to the Naval Reserve," said Dan Allen, Serco Inc.'s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. "As part of our Defense Readiness market segment, the PHOP program is one of several programs that Serco executes providing support to the men and women who are defending our country."
The PHOP program was established to ensure that Reservists and their families have full access to appropriate psychological health care services and facilitate their recovery, which is essential to maintaining a ready military force. Some of the program’s goals include creating a psychological health safety net for Reservists who are at risk for having untreated stress injuries, and identifying long-term strategies to improve health support services for the Reservists and their families.
About Serco Inc.: Serco Inc. is a leading provider of professional, technology, and management services. We advise, design, integrate, and deliver solutions that transform how clients achieve their missions. Our customer-first approach, robust portfolio of services, and global experience enable us to respond with solutions that achieve outcomes with value. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Serco Inc. has approximately 10,000 employees and annual revenue of $1.2 billion. Serco Inc. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Serco Group plc, a $7.5 billion international business that helps transform government and public services around the world. More information about Serco Inc. can be found at www.serco-na.com."
"Serco Clinical Counselor (Army Reserves National Guard Director Psychological Health) - Johnston, IA Serco - Des Moines, Iowa Area
This clinical counselor position directs the Army National Guard (ARNG) Psychological Health Program in Johnston, IA supporting ARNG Service members and their families. The ARNG Psychological Health Program mission is to increase individual and unit readiness and wellbeing through the promotion of psychological health and resilience.
• Works in a complex organizational environment as a military behavioral health subject matter expert, and must understand basic labor relations, military operations, and the Military Health System (TRICARE, Military Treatment Facilities, and the VA) as it pertains to the National Guard.
• Serves as the local National Guard point of contact for a variety of psychological health-related programs, providing information and referrals to local and national behavioral health programs, tracks client-related services and reports results of service delivery, and functions as the liaison with other military and civilian behavioral health programs.
• Receives requests for behavioral health services, performs crisis counseling geared towards stabilization of clients in distress, clinical assessments, refers clients to both clinical and non-clinical services as determined by needs assessment, and performs follow-up and limited case management services.
• Provide trainings to both military and civilians groups involved in the provision of services to National Guard Service Members and their families, engages in program promotional activities, takes part in collaborative efforts with other supporting government support programs, personnel, and
• Provides consultation and briefings with commanders/supervisors and military leadership on behavioral health issues, unit functioning, and psychological health as an essential component of readiness.
• Provides commanders/NCOs with client-oriented consultation on high risk/interest behaviors, suicide and violence prevention, and the requirements associated with the legal Duty to Warn or Protect or mandated reporting for licensed mental health professionals, within the framework of approved confidentiality and healthcare privacy regulations. This includes, but is not limited to:
a. Use of the Combat Operational Stress Control model of assessing psychosocial readiness of Service Members. b. Employment of the branch specific (Army or Air) Comprehensive Fitness program model to address behavioral health and suicide prevention concerns. c. Understanding of the branch specific (Army or Air) military policies for Service Members with substance use/abuse concerns.
• Provides postvention emergency and disaster response behavioral health services consistent with evidence-based and professional best practices, in collaboration with local or regional National Guard domestic operations policies and procedures. Uses Psychological First Aid (PFA), Traumatic Event Management (TEM), and Traumatic Stress Response (TSR) methods to support Service Members and their families as part of an overall emergency and disaster response plan.
• Documents critical incidents in local areas using Situation Reports (SITREPs) and After Action Reports (AARs) on a routine basis, using established methods and following approved timelines.
• Conducts brief assessments with Service Members who listed behavioral health concerns on their recent Periodic Health Assessments (PHA) or PDHRA, making recommendations for follow-up as necessary.
• Coordinates and consults with other Reserve Component branches on all behavioral and psychological health initiatives and policy.
• Plans and coordinates state/territorial behavioral health services with stakeholders, and provides verbal reports of significant matters resulting from meetings or other events to supervisory staff within established time frames.
• May be assigned various shifts per rotations to provide workplace on-site services. If requested by the Region/Wing/State/Territory Command, they may need to vary their functions to meet unique structural or service needs.
• When authorized through local authorities, may investigate the circumstances, events, underlying psychological factors, patterns and other matters associated with the critical incidents. Makes recommendations to the POC, Commander, program Leadership, or other authorities to prevent or mitigate future problems.
• May serve on a Psychological Health Steering Committee on a rotating basis, and other specialized committees developed to address critical functions (e.g., suicide prevention, violence prevention, staff training, etc.).
• Provides consultation for Service Members with psychological profiles addressing readiness issues. This includes soldiers flagged as Medically Non-Deployable (MND), duties involve helping them move through an 8-step process."
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