On February 15, 2017, the U.S. District Court for the District of Colombia issued a 25-page Memorandum Opinion in favor of Lieutenant Colonel Robert W. Rodriguez, USA (retired), who for years has been attempting to shed light on what court papers call, “a conflicts of interestplagued and lawless sham of an administrative appeal to the Secretary of Defense process that is mandated by Congress to protect military whistleblowers.” read more>>

Amici Curiae Brief on Behalf of Rep. Trent Franks and 45 other Members of the House of Representatives in Sissel v. HHS (U.S. Supreme Court), November 25, 2015 http://sands-llp.com/_templates/81/No.15-543TrentFranksetal.AmiciBriefinSisselv.HHS%28Schmitz&Socarras%2911-25-15.pdf

"Amici Curiae Brief on Behalf of Rep. Trent Franks and 42 other Members of the House of Representatives in Sissel v. HHS (D.C. Circuit), October 14, 2014." ( /media/183321/2014-10-14_trent_franks_et_al._congressional_amici_brief_in_support_of_rehearing_en_banc_in_sissel_v._hhs__green_cover_.pdf);

 

"New Law Firm Leads 43 Congressional Amici against Obamacare, October 14, 2014." ( /media/182263/2014-10-14_press_release__new_law_firm_leads_43_congressional_amici_against_obamacare___mod_2_10-17-14_.pdf);

 

"Amici Curiae Brief on Behalf of Rep. Trent Franks and 42 other Members of the  House of Representatives in Hotze v. Sebelius (5th Circuit), May 14, 2014." (http://franks.house.gov/sites/franks.house.gov/files/Cong._Franks%2C_et_al.%2C_Amicus_Brief_Hotze_v._HHS.pdf#overlay-context=press-release/franks-42-colleagues-file-court-brief-overturn-obamacare-violating-origination-clause);

 

"Amici Curiae Brief on Behalf of Rep. Trent Franks and 39 other Members of the House of Representatives in Sissel v. HHS (D.C. Circuit), November 8, 2013." (/media/147816/trentfranksamicibrief.pdf);

 

Brianna Ehley, "How Obama's Auditor Vacancies Waste Billions," The Fiscal Times, June 25, 2013 (http://www.thefiscaltimes.com/Articles/2013/06/25/How-Obamas-Auditor-Vacancies-Waste-Billions.aspx#page1);


Greta Van Susteren, "Looking for a good read this summer?  Check out 'The Inspector
General Handbook'," Gretawire.com, June 15, 2013 (http://gretawire.foxnewsinsider.com/tag/joseph-e-schmitz/);


Megyn Kelly, "STATE DEPT UNDER FIRE: Lawmakers Demand More Info on Higher-ups," FoxNews, June 14, 2013 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5dg38_dcvKI);

 

"Inspector General 'First Things'," Center for Security Policy, June 14, 2013 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DsNCB1IgXzo);


"The Missing Watchdogs at State: Only the president can nominate independent IGs, and he has failed repeatedly to do so," National Review, June 12, 2013 ( http://www.nationalreview.com/article/350823/missing-watchdogs-state-joseph-e-schmitz);


"Obama's Inspector General Negligence," The Wall Street Journal, June 4, 2013 (http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324063304578520952503319368.html); 

 

"Military's Muslim chaplain vetting system poses significant risk to national security," Press Release from The American Islamic Forum for Democracy's (AIFD) on December 3, 2010:  http://www.aifdemocracy.org/news.php?id=6365

 

"Former Defense IG Raises Concerns About Military Chaplain Vetting," news article published December 1, 2010: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2010/12/01/exclusive-concerns-military-chaplain-vetting-policy/

 

PRESS RELEASE - - Joseph E. Schmitz honored with President's Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition Community Leadership Award, November 18, 2010:  _images/cli_fil__94490028.pdf

 

"First and Lasting IG Things," Comments of the Honorable Joseph E. Schmitz, former Inspector General of the Department of Defense, at the 2010 Marine Corps Inspector General Symposium, August 25, 2010:  _images/cli_fil__53550850.pdf

 

"Cooperating with DoD on Economic Development Activities in Afghanistan," Opening Remarks of the Honorable Joseph E. Schmitz, former Inspector General of the Department of Defense, for Panel #8 of the 5th Annual U.S.-Afghanistan Business Matchmaking Conference, October 20, 2009:  _images/cli_fil__55213905.pdf

 

Citation to accompany the award of the Department of Defense Medal for Distinguished Public Service to Joseph E. Schmitz, December 2005:    https://console.bisglobal.net/_images/cli_fil__11598183.pdf

 

Remarks as delivered by Department of Defense Inspector General Joseph E. Schmitz to Department of State International Visitor Leadership Program, Arlington, VA, August 2, 2005:  http://www.dodig.mil/IGInformation/Speeches/stateinternational_080205.pdf

 

Remarks as delivered by Department of Defense Inspector General Joseph E. Schmitz to the Defense Council on Integrity and Efficiency introducing Iraqi Ministry of Defense Inspector General Layla Jassim al-Mokhtar, July 14, 2005: http://www.dodig.mil/IGInformation/Intro_of_Iraq_MoD_IG_to_DCIE.pdf

 

Remarks of the Inspector General of the Department of Defense: "SES Knowledge Tool Kit: Insights into the Role of the DoD Inspector General's Office" (Senior Executive Service APEX Orientation Course), May 11, 2005: http://www.dodig.mil/IGInformation/Speeches/Apex_031105ME.pdf

 

Remarks of the Inspector General of the Department of Defense: "Military Chaplains As Moral Leaders: a Central Role in Suppressing 21st Century Human Slavery" (International Military Chaplains Conference), February 9, 2005: http://www.dodig.mil/IGInformation/Speeches/Chaplains_TIP_021605ME3.pdf

 

Remarks of the Inspector General of the Department of Defense: "Auditing for a New Foundation of Legitimacy in Iraq" (Iraq Board of Supreme Audit), December 3, 2004:  http://www.dodig.mil/IGInformation/Speeches/Iraq_BSA_ME2.pdf

 

Statement of Joseph E. Schmitz, Inspector General of the Department of Defense, to The Organization for Security And Cooperation in Europe Forum for Security Cooperation in Vienna, Austria, on "Suppressing Slavery in the 21st Century: from Legislation to Enforcement," November 17, 2004:  http://www.dodig.mil/IGInformation/Speeches/OSCE_Forum_112204K.pdf

 

Remarks of the Inspector General of the Department of Defense: "Fritz Kraemer on Excellence: Missionary, Mentor and Pentagon Strategist" (Army and Navy Club Reception, 11/15/04:  http://www.dodig.mil/IGInformation/Speeches/Fritz_Kraemer_111504B.pdf

 

Remarks of the Inspector General of the Department of Defense: "Establishing an Intelligence Oversight System: Principles to Consider" (International Intelligence Review Agencies Conference), 10/05/04: http://www.dodig.mil/IGInformation/Speeches/Intell%20Speech%20of%20Oct%205.pdf

 

Remarks of the Inspector General of the Department of Defense: "The Next Step in Leadership: Deciding to Put First Things First" (The APEX Conference), 09/15/04:  http://www.dodig.mil/IGInformation/Speeches/APEX_091704V3_ME2.pdf

 

Remarks of the Inspector General of the Department of Defense: "The Principle of 'First and Second Things' in the German-American Alliance Against Terror " (The Friedrich Ebert Foundation), 09/09/04: http://www.dodig.mil/IGInformation/Speeches/Ebert_Foundation_090904ME2.pdf

 

Remarks of the Inspector General of the Department of Defense: "The Importance of the Rule of Law in the War on Terror" (Advanced Intelligence Law Course, National Ground Intelligence Center), 07/01/04: http://www.dodig.mil/IGInformation/Speeches/NatlGndIntellCenter.pdf

 

Remarks of the Inspector General of the Department of Defense: "American Principles as Potent Weapons and Potential Casualties in the Global War on Terror" (The City Club of Cleveland), 06/25/04: http://www.dodig.mil/IGInformation/Speeches/IG_Remarks_CityClub_62504.pdf

 

Remarks of the Inspector General of the Department of Defense: "Setting the Defense Industry Bar Higher: Integrity; Accountability; Discipline; and the Will to be Great" (Association of Naval Aviators Defense Industry Leaders Breakfast), 06/10/04: http://www.dodig.mil/IGInformation/Speeches/Assn_of_Naval_Aviators.pdf

 

Remarks of the Inspector General of the Department of Defense: "He Gave Military Training and Discipline to the Citizen Soldiers Who Achieved the Independence of the United States" (Steuben Society of America Founder's Day Dinner), 05/23/04: http://www.dodig.mil/IGInformation/Speeches/Steuben_Society.pdf

 

Remarks of the Inspector General of the Department of Defense: "The Role of Inspectors General in Defending American Values" (von Steuben Monument Dedication), 05/15/04:  http://www.dodig.mil/IGInformation/Speeches/vonSteubenMonument.pdf

 

Remarks of the Inspector General of the Department of Defense: "Setting the Bar for a 'Higher Standard'" (U.S. Air Force Academy Launch of the Three Service Academies Sexual Assault and Leadership Survey), 04/19/04: http://www.dodig.mil/IGInformation/Speeches/AirForceAcademy.pdf

 

Remarks of the Inspector General of the Department of Defense: "Audit Assessment Industry Day" (Introductory Remarks at the Inspector General of the Department of Defense Audit Assessment Industry Day), 04/08/04: http://www.dodig.mil/IGInformation/Speeches/AuditAssessmentIndustryDay.pdf

 

Remarks of the Inspector General of the Department of Defense: "Setting the Bar for a 'Higher Standard'" (U.S. Naval Academy Launch of the Three Service Academies Sexual Assault and Leadership Survey), 04/05/04: http://www.dodig.mil/IGInformation/Speeches/NavalAcademy.pdf

 

Remarks of the Inspector General of the Department of Defense: "Information Assurance Industry Day" (Introductory Remarks at the Inspector General of the Department of Defense Information Assurance Industry Day), 03/30/04: http://www.dodig.mil/IGInformation/Speeches/InfoAssuranceIndustryDay.pdf

 

Remarks of the Inspector General of the Department of Defense: "Introducing a New Order of Things" (Apex Orientation Program), 03/25/04:  http://www.dodig.mil/IGInformation/Speeches/APEX_Orientation.pdf

 

Remarks of the Inspector General of the Department of Defense: "Wrestling with Discipline: Life Lessons in Leadership" (National Wrestling Coaches Association Coaches Clinic - Cosponsored by the United States Marine Corps), 03/20/04: http://www.dodig.mil/IGInformation/Speeches/natlwrestlingcoaches.pdf

 

Remarks of the Inspector General of the Department of Defense: "Honor, Courage, Commitment - - and Class" (Retirement of Admiral Larry L. Poe), 10/24/03:  http://www.dodig.mil/IGInformation/Speeches/AdmPoeRetirement.pdf

 

Remarks of the Inspector General of the Department of Defense: "Domestic Enemies and Pyrrhic Victories" (Troy State University's 12th Annual University College - Ft. Myer Commencement Ceremony), 06/07/03: http://www.dodig.mil/IGInformation/Speeches/TroyCommencement672003.pdf

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