Glenn Marine Group

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Glenn Marine Group
IndustryMaritime and Defence
Key people
Leonard Glenn Francis Executive Chairman and President

Glenn Marine Group is a Singapore-based supplier of maritime services including naval logistics and the operation of shore-base support including cruise terminals and port operations.[2]


The company was formed as Glenn Marine Enterprise in 1946 in Penang, Malaya, providing chandler services to ships using the Swettenham Pier.[2]

2013 US Navy "Fat Leonard" corruption investigation[edit]

In September 2013, a subsidiary of the company, ship support contractor Glenn Defense Marine Asia (GDMA), became the central public focus of an ongoing investigation into a corruption scandal within the US Navy.[3][4][5] In 2010, Navy officials became suspicious that some of the bills submitted by Francis’ GDMA company from Thailand were padded.[6] According to prosecutors investigating the case, the company overcharged the Navy for goods and services by an amount that exceeded 20 million dollars. The company's chief executive, president and chairman, Leonard Glenn Francis, also known as 'Fat Leonard,' allegedly recruited a network of moles within the Navy's United States Seventh Fleet and the Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS), who would provide him with classified operational schedules of Navy ships,[7] and alert him when naval auditors tried to investigate suspicious business transactions with Glenn Marine.[8] In exchange, prosecutors charge that Francis would supply the navy officials with prostitutes, travel expenses and other perks.


  • Glenn Defense Marine Asia (GDMA)
  • Glenn Marine Logistics Base (GMLB)
  • Glenn Ports & Cruise Terminals (GPCT)


  1. ^ [Website has been removed] "Archived copy". Archived from the original on November 9, 2013. Retrieved November 9, 2013.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link) CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
  2. ^ a b Glenn Marine Group Archived November 9, 2013, at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ Whitlock, Craig (6 November 2013). "Third Navy official arrested in bribery probe". The Washington Post. Retrieved 8 November 2013.
  4. ^ Panda, Ankit (9 November 2013). "How 'Fat Leonard' Scammed the US Navy". The Diplomat. Retrieved 8 November 2013.
  5. ^ "Man accused of cheating US Navy led a larger-than-life lifestyle". Star Publications. 7 November 2013. Archived from the original on 9 November 2013. Retrieved 8 November 2013.
  6. ^ Tony Perry (15 January 2015). "Navy captain admits providing classified info in massive bribery scheme". Stars and Stripes. Retrieved 24 October 2015.
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  8. ^ Whitlock, Craig (7 November 2013). "U.S. Navy moles helped Malaysian businessman bilk service, prosecutors say". Washington Post. Retrieved 11 November 2013.