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USS Theodore Roosevelt commanding officer
relieved of duty, acting Navy secretary announces

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Posted By: Pluperfect, 4/3/2020 4:11:00 AM

Acting Navy Secretary Thomas Modly announced Thursday that the commanding officer of the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt, now docked in Guam, was relieved "at my direction." Navy Capt. Brett Crozier, the carrier’s commander, was sacked after he was accused of leaking a letter to the media that went "outside the chain of command" pleading for help after more than 100 sailors on board tested positive for the coronavirus, and nearly 100 others are suspected of contracting the virus.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: watashiyo 4/3/2020 5:00:45 AM (No. 366766)
Wow, wait until our enemy hears about this.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: DCGIRL 4/3/2020 6:50:04 AM (No. 366805)
So, please tell me CAPT, what did you do during the normal flu season when the same thing happened? You deserve to be sacked. Wimp!
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Reply 3 - Posted by: old dog 4/3/2020 10:24:20 AM (No. 367073)
in the old days all things like this went thru the PIO or the "butter boy" on the mess deck. But....so much for the new modern Navy. He will be assigned to a new place to 'Squat".
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Reply 4 - Posted by: DVC 4/3/2020 10:32:00 AM (No. 367087)
Pretty dumb move for a guy at that level. There will be a new captain in days, replacement crew members in a short period, probably some sort of a sanitary wipe down of berthing spaces, and back to sea.
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