Navy Fires Captain Who Sought Help for Virus-Stricken Ship

Acting Navy Secretary Thomas Modly said the USS Theodore Roosevelt's commander, Capt. Brett Crozier, “demonstrated extremely poor judgment” in the middle of a crisis.

  • Published 3 April 2020

[template id="240357"] WASHINGTON (AP) — The captain of a U.S. Navy aircraft carrier facing a growing outbreak of the coronavirus on his ship was fired by Navy leaders who said he created a panic by sending his memo pleading for help to too many people. Acting Navy Secretary Thomas Modly said the ship's commander, Capt. Brett Crozier, “demonstrated extremely poor judgment” in the middle of a crisis. He said the captain copied too many people… Read at AP News