The Pentagon's reprisal investigations office over the past six years affirmed only a small percentage of the claims made by civilians and military personnel that they had been punished for making protected disclosures of inappropriate conduct by their units or superiors. Most cases were never fully investigated. Rollover the bars in the chart to view their values, and click on the items in the legend to toggle the view.
2011 data is for half of the year
Source: Actions Needed to Improve DOD's Military Whistleblower Reprisal Program GAO-12-362
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