"It is demoralizing that the IG DOD investigation has taken so long," Maj. Weirick said Sunday. "Over a year now. Also, as a whistleblower, I could not have expected Mr. Bobby Hogue, of the commandant's office, to make disparaging remarks about me in the press, comparing me to the mass murderer from the Washington Navy Yard. This, despite the fact that mental health professionals determined I posed no risk. This type of treatment will only discourage other whistleblowers from coming forward."
Maj. Weirick had said publicly that the inspector general was probing his retaliation complaint, and the letters provide the first confirmation and delineate the investigations' parameters.