Blog: David Miscavige's Qualifications - 2010-10-05
About a year ago, I wrote a post (Flies in the Anointment, September 2009) about David Miscavige's qualifications – or, rather, his lack of qualifications – for the post he assumed as head of the Church of Scientology. Further information that has come to light makes it worth revisiting.
The earlier article pointed out that, despite the Church's current official mythology, Miscavige was never appointed by Hubbard to succeed him. At the time, it appeared that the baton had been passed to Pat and Annie Broeker. Yet a year later, they disappeared, all issues mentioning them and copies of the LRH Memorial Event were destroyed, and Miscavige assumed power. And according to accounts of those who were there, he assumed power by force and bullying.
The article went on to point out that Miscavige had no administrative track record. He had never held a position in Scientology Management, had never run a Scientology Mission or Org, had never been in charge of a Continent, and had never even run any sort of a business. He was a high school dropout. He is not OEC trained, has never done the FEBC or Evaluator's Course. He joined the Sea Org when he was 16. His record was unremarkable, including a failed mission, a stint as a cameraman on the Sea Org crew making the Tech films, and a period as CMO Action Chief, running mostly logistics missions.