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Pentagon Police Boss Misused Employees, Report Finds

Steven Calvery

Steven Calvery, the director of the Pentagon Force Protection Agency

A report released yesterday from the Defense Department Inspector General found the director of the Pentagon Force Protection Agency (PFPA), Steven Calvery, has been misusing his position and workers. The PFPA is the police force that protects the Pentagon and 100 other Washington military sites.

According to a blog post from The Washington Post, which obtained the Calvery investigation after submitting a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request seven months ago, Calvery allowed a relative to use a PFPA weapon, ammunition, and firing range to practice shooting. He also approved half a day of administrative leave for 100-150 workers to participate in a golf tournament, and had employees fetch him lunch and coffee every day.

The 40-page report is the result of a two-year investigation after the Inspector General received anonymous complaints. According to the Washington Post, nine months after completing the report, no information has been released about if or how Calvery has been punished.

 From the blog post:

The inspector general urged the Office of the Secretary of Defense to take “appropriate action” against Calvery. Lt. Col. Tom Crosson, a Pentagon spokesman, said Calvery was subjected to “appropriate administrative action” as a result of the investigation, but declined to elaborate, citing privacy restrictions. Calvery did not respond to a request for comment.

Read more here.

Image from the Pentagon Force Protection Agency.

By: Avery Kleinman
Beth Daley Impact Fellow, POGO

Avery Kleinman At the time of publication Avery Kleinman was the Beth Daley Impact Fellow for the Project On Government Oversight.

Topics: National Security

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Authors: Avery Kleinman

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