Jones Wants Inquiry Of Marine Mental Health Care

A North Carolina congressman is asking the Defense Department to look into allegations that a whistleblower had good personnel reviews changed to bad after he was fired.

Rep. Walter Jones is a Republican whose district includes Camp Lejeune. Jones demanded a new investigation after obtained documents that show how officials at Camp Lejeune changed Dr. Kernan Manion's favorable evaluations to unsatisfactory.

Manion was fired in September after working for eight months for a company that has a contract to provide mental health care on the North Carolina base.

Jones said in the letter last week to Defense Secretary Robert Gates that Jones' office has received numerous complaints about mental health care at Camp Lejeune.

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  • by Radog Location: Newport on Feb 4, 2010 at 10:01 AM
    Yes i am glad someone's talking ,but that's not the only problems going on look up cherry point lesbians nc or put gay marine cherrry point nc in your google .not saying anything but a lot of our military are coming home and findind out crap they never thought could happen besides a cheating spouse .This also adds to ptsd.and no one wants to talk about it they only want to talk about ending dont ask dont tell.
  • by Leroy Location: Hubert on Feb 4, 2010 at 08:08 AM
    WooooHoooooo! Someone had to blow the whistle. I see good coming out of this for the Marines returning from combat with PTSD. Thank you Dr. Manion! I give you an A for standing up for the Marines.

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