On a day that CBS is reporting the heroic action by Metropolitan Police and NCIS agents who confronted and exchanged gun shots with Aaron Alexis at Washington Navy Yard, the U.S. Attorney’s office in southern California has filed charges of bribery against a U.S. Navy Commander and a Supervisory NCIS Special Agent assigned to the NCIS at Quantico Marine Corps base in Virginia. It is a sad day! As I have reported earlier, I and many other former NIS agents were recruited into the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) prior to NIS changing its name to NCIS. We are all saddened when we learn that one of our own is charged with violating the trust that we swore to uphold. NCIS conducted the investigation assisted by DEA, thereby maintaining discipline within their ranks. The investigation lead to the indictment of U.S. Navy Commander Michael Vannak Khem Misiewicz, formerly the Captain of the destroyer USS Mustin and NCIS Supervisory Special Agent John Bertrand Beliveau II on charges of accepting luxury travel and prostitutes in exchange for confidential information and other assistance in relation to hundreds of millions of dollars in Navy contracts. They are accused of aiding Leonard Glenn Francis, (also indicted) the CEO of Singapore-based Glenn Defense Marine Asia Ltd. (GDMA), a contractor who provided services to U.S. Navy ships making port in Asia. The NCIS supervisor is accused of providing the contractor with guidance about how to deal with NCIS inquiries. As troubling as the allegations are, the fans of CBS’ popular NCIS show will realize the episodes they view are realistic and sometimes, sadly true.