Militarycorruption.com has been covering this story. Here are some quotes from people who had the misfortune of working under this woman.
Here are some of the allegations:
"…But a commander “man-handling” a crew-member, in this case (we are told) by grabbing that person around the throat, is way beyond the pale. It is inexcusable! "
"Capt. Holly Graf has gotten away with plenty since she graduated from the Naval Academy in 1985. The fierce, foul-mouthed martinet - who more than once hurled coffee cups and other objects at underlings who had “displeased” her - was protected for years by indulgent brass hats and superior officers who didn’t dare anger the feminists and politicians who demand total “political correctness.”
(FROM A CLASSMATE OF HOLLY GRAF - AND LISA NOWAK)
“She (Graf) was an incompetent b…h, whose only concern was for herself. She saw subordinates as either stepping stones or objects to crush. A horrible woman!”
(FROM A FELLOW OFFICER WHO SERVED WITH GRAF AT SEA)
“I knew her when she was an XO on a destroyer. (MCC withholds the name of the ship to protect identity of writer) The news of her relief of command, especially for cruelty and maltreatment, that doesn’t surprise me at all. What took them so long? She was mean and sadistic back then, and didn’t give one damn about the crew.”
(FROM A NAVAL OFFICER, NOW RETIRED)
“Graf was an arrogant, obnoxious brat who knew she could get away with anything. In my 24 years in the Navy, I never met a worse officer than her. The woman was malicious and just “out-of-control.” Thank God she won’t make admiral now. Her ticket was already punched. The CNO is nuts if he lets her stay in the Navy after this.”
This woman is a prime example of a Sociopath. You don’t have to be a serial killer or some nut locked up at the state prison to be a Sociopath. You may have or perhaps currently work with a sociopath.
A great book out in paperback
[B]The Sociopath Next Door [/B]
by Martha Stout, available through Gcaptain link to amazon, $10.17
[B][Dr.] Stout says that as many as 4% of the population are conscienceless sociopaths who have no empathy or affectionate feelings for humans or animals. As Stout (The Myth of Sanity) explains, a sociopath is defined as someone who displays at least three of seven distinguishing characteristics, such as deceitfulness, impulsivity and a lack of remorse. Such people often have a superficial charm, which they exercise ruthlessly in order to get what they want. Stout argues that the development of sociopathy is due half to genetics and half to nongenetic influences that have not been clearly identified. [/B]