Office of Naval Intelligence
Field Agent Report #7707A007:
Crane, Lee. B. Cmdr.
Field Agent Crane has a high level of Missions Accomplished and has personally
refused only 1 assignment this fiscal year. I am concerned with the number of Medical Unfit for Duty’s. I would
like this checked out but at the moment, I presume most of these are Seaview or assignment related. Getting scruffed up is
an occupational hazard for both designations. But his seem a bit excessive. See what you can find out about them.
It is my opinion that Cmdr. Crane’s active status should be maintained
for the new Fiscal year despite the increasing antipathy from NIMR. Nelson has begun to check with JAG about the
legality of our 'continual interference' regarding his Captain.
Nelson doesn't have a leg to stand on, as Crane's Navy, if technically Reserve,
and will do what we tell him. In addition, more than 40% of his assignments this fiscal year were voluntary, so the
old windbag can't complain to us about his golden boy setting out for a bit of adventure on his own.
In fact, I suggest that we sweeten the pot for Crane’s continued and/or increased
assignments with the Ageny, even bringing him into the Agency full time; a hazard pay raise, and an additiaonl stripe,
No doubt Nelson will use his personal relationship with Crane to pressure him to remain with Seaview as his primary designation.
The SECNAV is not exactly on our side, and has said that Crane is unequalled
as a sub commander, and wants him to stay put with Seaview, or at least on any of the active subs the Navy can recall him
to at a moment's notice.
However, Crane also has unparalleled expertise undercover, and would serve
our country far better with us, in my humble opinion.
Adm. J. Beckwith
CC: Adm. Cartwright, ONI