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Self-verified patient of Dr. John H Wagoner - Posted on December 30th, 2017
I first met Dr. Wagoner in 1980 having been ordered to see this man by my military "superiors" who wanted me out of the service quickly and quietly after I had been sexually assaulted in my dormitory room by my "superior". I was an E-1 and seventeen years old. I was scared, humiliated and really still in shock when I saw then Captain/ Dr. John Harvey Wagoner. Dr. Wagoner seemed on first impression to be a decent man who I may have come to trust enough to talk about what happened. Wagner spent less than fifteen minutes with me engaging in light small talk before sending me on my way. My uniform concealed the bruises on my body. Inside my head were the bruises I have carried for thirty four years. Soon I was informed I was to be discharged upon the recommendation of Dr. Wagoner. When I asked to see the “Mental Health Evaluation” he had written about me, Wagoner initially refused. I couldn't understand why . He seemed like a nice decent man. It took an Attorney on the base to assist me. When I saw it Wagoner told me to get out! He then barked in a sarcastic "Hup 234-Hup 234" as I left. I can still hear him chuckling along with the staff present. This man calls himself a "committed Christian". This man in my personal opinion and experience will always be an accomplice to the 'man" who sexually assaulted me at seventeen years old. An accomplice how you might ask? I believe this man was part of a greater effort to cover up and conceal by slandering my word and reputation through Libel. That is writing a purposely defamatory “Mental Health Evaluation” leading to the Service Members discharge. A common practice employed by the military when confronted with a Service Members accusation of sexual assault or sexual harassment. A victim is often victimized twice when he or she is ordered to see a Psychologist or Psychiatrist of their Commands choosing. He or she more often than not will be labeled, or perhaps I should say libeled with a “diagnosis” of “Personality Disorder” or “Adjustment Disorder” But don't take my word for it. The Government Accounting Office (G.A.O.) released a study stating that there have been more than 31,000 service members discharged and labeled as having a “personality Disorder or “Adjustment Disorder”. The G.A.O. Found evidence suggesting that Commanding Officers are simply asking “Mental Health Providers” to enter the diagnosis in the Service Members permanent record in order to discharge troops quickly and with no benefits in order to cover up embarrassment such as the reporting of sexual assault. This to me compares with Church leaders covering up for the abominable sexual abuses of some of the Clergy while blaming the victims. The service organization Viet Nam Veterans of America estimated that the Department of Defense has saved eight billion dollars in disability compensation and $4.5 billion in medical care costs by discharging members with these and similar “disorders”. The reason this works is this: a “Personality Disorder” is considered a “pre-existing condition” and therefore an administrative discharge is given. With such a discharge the troops effected receive no health benefits or disability retirement pay. They are also not eligible for V.A. Benefits. Many survivors of what is called “Military Sexual Trauma” (M.S.T.) suffer from P.T.S.D. And are often later properly diagnosed later by competent civilian Mental Health Professionals. I am one such survivor. I wish to state that all information provided in this posting have been acquired through legal public sources i.e. State and Federal government web sites available to the public on line. While I can not legally prove that John Harvey Wagoner took an active role in covering up and concealing sexual assault and more specifically the sexual assault I suffered. None the less I have uncovered through the same sources other disturbing facts about this man.Facts I believe he would not want the public to know. Through out much of Wagoner's career as a 'Clinical Psychologist” he neither possessed a valid State license to practice nor had he participated in or completed continuing education required of those in the field he claimed to represent. From 1978 to 1996 with out license from any State, nor membership in any professional society such as the American Psychological Association, he would assume the role of a licensed “Clinical Psychologist” to “diagnose” and “treat” patients only to tarnish their character and bring question as to their sanity as he he labeled us with a diagnosis he was inadequately trained and un licensed to give. Wagoner would not receive formal or academic instruction in Post Traumatic Stress Disorder until his residency in 1990-1994. P.T.S.D. was first diagnosed in 1980. The same year He falsely diagnosed me with a “Personality Disorder”. In fact it wasn’t until June 14, 1996 that Wagoner finally acquired a license as a Clinical Psychologist from the state of Maryland. Wagoner would confirm this very fact under penalty of perjury signing this original license. A fact verifiable with the Maryland Board of examiners of Psychologist on their web site. Wagoner’s history of practicing with out a license was also confirmed by the U.S. Air Force Office of Special Investigation just this year as well as by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation. This is the State licensing authority that over see's and regulates Clinical Psychologists and other professionals practicing in the State of Illinois. At the time of this posting, Dr. Wagoner is the subject of an investigation by that same agency over this very issue. A fact easily confirmed by calling or writing this agency (217)782-9405 and referencing case number : 2014-06837. In the course of their investigation, the O.S.I. Would ask Wagoner bluntly if he had a license to practice at the time he “evaluated” me. He vaguely answered “ I don't remember if I had one or not”. Another in a series of “creative Fictions” on Wagoner's part. In this answer he avoided perjury in that he “couldn't remember” as opposed to denying it all together. Now in the interest of clarity fairness and leaving no room for misunderstanding, I want to clearly distinguish this man from legitimate practitioners with the same of similar name. The man I am referring to is John Harvey “jack” Wagoner, having been born in Stuttgart, Germany on in April of 1951 and raised in the greater Dayton, Ohio area. Wagoner currently lives in the State of Maryland in the City of Davidson and works in the City of Annapolis. Wagoner would graduate from Louisiana State University in 1978 with a PhD. Given L.S.U.’s less then stellar reputation for quality in it’s Psychology Department, it shouldn’t come as too big of a surprise that it would take Wagoner nearly eighteen years to finally meet the Standards necessary in acquiring a license from the State of Maryland. This occurred in 1996, fourteen years after rubber stamping my discharge from the Air Force effectively discrediting any accusation I might have made toward my attacker and those who I accuse of attempting to cover it up. In 1990 he graduated from Wright State University. It wasn’t until in 1994 that he actually acquired a license to practice Medicine in the State of Ohio and one year later in the State of Maryland. In 1990 to 1994 Wagoner finally managed to address his licensing deficiencies as a “Clinical Psychologist” when he returned to the Air Force. This included a Psychology Residency program required of legitimate Clinical Psychologists before one can claim the title. That is unless you are John Harvey Wagoner, a gifted speaker and truly a well rehearsed man of confidence. Given the long period of time Wagoner needed to acquire licensing in Psychology and later Medicine, I think it begs the question : Was it the quality of Education previously cited in explaining this extraordinary delay, or the quality of Wagoner as a student. Currently working now as a Psychiatrist, Wagoner works both in private practice as well as Tri -Care, the government Medical Insurance program for retired Military members and their families as a “Medical Director”. In fact this impressive title in my opinion is in reality a glorified Claims adjuster. I suspect Wagoner's recommendations more often than not worked well with Management's” Bottom line”. I think it would be reasonable on my part to doubt Wagoner would have even bothered at this point to seek a license had the Department of Defense not issued “Directive 6025.6”. A scandal had developed through out the Military services when it was brought to public attention that a significant number of “professionals” had lacked licensing requirements. In Wagoner’s case, That meant lacking a license entirely. In some instances many of these “Physicians” and “Mental Health Professional’s” didn’t even have the diploma’s they claimed to have earned. This policy change occurred in 1985. Most of those effected, including Wagoner were given a five year grace period” to continue “practicing”. Outside of the Military this would have normally been considered “Malpractice” by the standards of every State in the Union. The Military services were indemnified under law from civil litigation under Feres v. United States , 340 U.S. 135 (1950). This is the ruling that determined the United States is not liable under the Federal Tort Claims act for injuries to members of the armed forces sustained while on active duty resulting from the negligence of others. I believe most people having read this would agree that our Troops then and now deserve a lot better treatment than what Wagoner and others like him have done to them. Or perhaps I should say have (so far) gotten away with. My recommendation: Avoid this man like the plague.
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