Broken Silence: A Military Whistleblower's Fight for Justice, a memoir by Sy'needa Penland
Broken Silence, "A Military Whistleblower's Fight for Justice," is a modern-day Scarlet Letter story of how former Navy Lieutenant Commander Sy'needa Penland was convicted of adultery after she blew the whistle on defense contracting fraud. Those who operate in darkness and seek to cheat and defraud the government, banded together to destroy the former Supply Corps officer's impeccable career and used her conviction as an "example" to others.Differing from Nathaniel Hawthorne's romantic fiction, Broken Silence is a true survival story of a courageous military whistleblower's fight for justice. Similar to Hester Prynne in the Scarlet Letter, Sy' was forced to trade her gold oak leaf and stripes she proudly wore on her military uniform for a symbolic "A" of adultery.Interestingly enough, Sy' was "single."Adultery is not a crime in civilian court, but the Navy's top brass who went after the honest financial officer knew this could be a tool that would lead to her destruction.They wanted to "muzzle" her any way they could and used the military's justice system to silence her, until now.
- Publisher: Adeenys Publishing
- Publish Date: May 7th, 2015
- Pages: 224
- Language: English
- Dimensions: 9.00in - 6.00in - 0.51in - 0.74lb
- EAN: 9781942863021
- Categories: • Personal Memoirs
About the Author
Sy'needa Penland is a military veteran who proudly served her country for 20 years in the United States Navy, rising through the ranks from Seaman to Lieutenant Commander. She holds several business degrees in Marketing and Management and is a graduate of Hawaii Pacific University and Troy State University. Sy' is a gifted poet, accomplished author and self-publisher. She is passionate about her continued service to helping others. In her spare time, she provides free advocacy support to veterans who are victims of military workplace abuse or human rights violations via the VA healthcare system. Sy' enjoys blogging, writing and recording poetry, yoga and various holistic therapy rituals to aid her in developing a well-balanced "spiritual" life.
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