Kimberly Young-McLear, Ph.D.
Commander Kimberly Young-McLear, Ph.D. exposed gross misuse of power in how the Coast Guard handled bullying, harassment, and discrimination allegations. An investigation by the Department of Homeland Security Office of Inspector General substantiated that she had been retaliated against for her whistleblowing activity. As a result of her whistleblowing, investigative loopholes for these types of claims by Coast Guard service members and federally employed civilians were closed. In 2023 NWC along with several other federal employee advocates sent a letter to U.S. President Joseph Biden, calling for the recognition of Commander Young-McLear and all federal whistleblowers.