INTERESTING LETTER I FOUND AT A SCREENER WEBSITE. SOUNDS FAMILIAR? PROMOTING A PERSON WITH A GED (WHOME IF YOU HAVE EVER READ ANYTHING THAT THIS PERSON HAS WRITTEN, YOU WOULD KNOW THAT HE/SHE PROBABLY DID'NT EVEN WRITE THEIR OWN RESUME LET ALONE THE KSA's) OVER QUALIFIED PEOPLE WITH COLLEGE AND VET STATUS.
CDR Moriarty (and all Veteran Officers),
I salute you - in the proper sense of the term.
I am currently in the Navy Reserve. Although I chose the enlisted route, I have been CPO (E7 for you non military types) Board eligible for the past 6 years; and in process of submitting my package for LDO. I have a BA degree in business, 10 years civilian management success and a total of 17 years active and reserve Navy time. I have been selected as both unit and Reserve Center sailor of the quarter and nominated for sailor of the year.
There is a two faced TSA, 1 engaged in public ally stating they "support" Veterans, and the second - the "TRUE" TSA that does everything they can to discriminate and harass Veterans. I salute you for ensuring my freedom and my family's freedom to live - in the greatest country ever, with all its troubles and problems, there is nothing even close anywhere else throughout the world. Although I remain on duty, ready to be called to the next operation, you and so many other Veterans have already given so much, and deserve the respect of our grateful nation. If anyone can visit the Vietnam Memorial in Wash. D.C. without shedding a tear, they just aren't human or simply have absolutely no clue what-so-ever. Yet these same people want to set policy and make judgments for those of us who have/are/will serve(ed). They vote to limit health-care and benefits to Veterans, then vote to give $$Millions to families who lost relatives in the 9-11-2001 tragedy. What makes the life of a civilian more valuable than that of a soldier fighting for days, months and even years - tirelessly and dying protecting the civilians so they do not have to be subjected to the horrors and trudged of war???. How do they look into the eyes of a Veteran that has lost both legs and his best friend or brother, then tell him they are reducing his medical coverage and treatment for his combat injuries, so they can afford their pay raise or even the pay-out to the victims/families of 9/11. This all ties into the TSA and their mis-treatment of Veterans. Refusing to recognize years of service, service (combat and other) disabilities, training, education, experience, professionalism, dedication, ability and desire to make a difference..... (true example...) all in favor of a 19 year old Hispanic female with a G.E.D. that they tell all Veterans is "More qualified and has been selected over you for the Supervisor Position." What an insult! This is absolutely not racial, but the discrimination against Vets in favor of Hispanic Females at MCO is rampant.
This all leads me to your remarks below...........
Unfortunately, the "TSA Standard" is the KING of Oxymorons....
There is absolutely NO STANDARD of any kind - What-so-ever.
With one exception.... the TSA "Standard" of allowing, promoting and even encouraging:
* Verbal Assault of employees
* Physical Assault of employees
* Fiduciary Mismanagement
* Security Violations
This IS the TSA "STANDARD !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
If they really want a successful organization, put the military and Veterans in charge. No - we probably won't offer nearly as much customer service, but the American and Flying public WILL BE SAFER !!! We will accomplish this with far less cost, far more expediency and for those passengers who bring weapons claiming they forgot... far more jail time.
Americans especially need to wake up and take things seriously. Let them try to survive 1 week in Somalia, Afghanistan, Iraq, Mogadishu, Sierra Leon, Guantanamo Bay (Cuba) and camp 'x-ray' ... or any number of locations in the troubled world our military is sent... Just let them try. This is serious,... and using hand puppets, stickers and fake security checks isn't helping the problem any - at all.
Someone recently mentioned a "Million Screener" march.... I suggest starting a grass roots campaign for a MILLION VETS March on Washington, D.C.. Lets tell the politicians - "Were mad as hell, and were not going to take it anymore !"
* You know,.... with the success Bob Marchetta has had with MAWA, maybe we can convince him after turning things over to a new president, he can head up a National Veterans Rally. Imagine the impact and clout millions of Veterans and their families can have !!!What do you think - Bob ????
Les ****** (TSA - Lead TSS) (Last name omitted by webmaster to protect writer)
Naval Security Force - NS MYP
Admin Division Officer
AFRC - Orlando
9500 Armed Forces Drive - Suite 200
Orlando, FL 32827
407-240-5939 / 800-221-9401