U. S. Naval Attache
357 Little Collins St.
14 February 1942.
From: Naval Attache.
To : Commandant, Twelfth Naval District.
Subject: Lieutenant (jg) L. RON HUBBARD, U.S.N.R.; Suggestion as to nature of duty assigned.
1. The subject officer arrived in Brisbane via the SS PRESIDENT POLK. He reported to me that he was ordered to Manila for duty and asked for permission to leave the SS PRESIDENT POLK until a vessel offering a more direct route to his destination was available. I authorized him to remain in Brisbane for further transportation to his destination.
2. By assuming unauthorized authority and attempting to perform duties for which he has no qualification he became the source of much trouble. This, however, was made possible by the representative of the U.S. Army at Brisbane.
3. On February 11, 1942 I sent him dispatch orders to report to the Commanding Officer USS CHAUMONT for passage to the United States and upon arrival report to the Commandant Twelfth Naval District for further assignment.
4. This officer is not satisfactory for independent duty assignment. He is garrulous and tries to give impressions of his importance. He also seems to think that he has unusual ability in most lines. These characteristics indicate that he will require close supervision for satisfactory performance of any intelligence duty.
L. D. CAUSEY.
Copy to BuNav.
File/Ref. No.: OMPF LRH 01-084