You Vote: Was the Navy right to fire captain of virus-strickened USS Theodore Roosevelt?

The aircraft carrier's captain was removed after a letter leaked about a coronavirus outbreak aboard the ship. Do you agree with the penalty?

Aircraft carrier Theodore Roosevelt
Aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) arrives in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, 2018.
Image courtesy Petty Officer 3rd Class Jessica Blackwell/Navy Public Affairs Support Element Detachment Hawaii (Photo by Smith Collection/Gado/Getty)
Updated: April 5, 2020 - 7:16pm

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The Navy has fired Capt. Brett Crozier as the commanding officer of the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt, after a letter he wrote about COVID-19 infections on the ship was leaked to the media.

Acting Navy Secretary Thomas Modly said Cozier broke his chain of command, endangered the ship's crew by potentially alerting the enemy and showed poor judgment when help was already on the way for his ship.

Cozier's sailors applauded him as he left the ship, and he has since been reportedly diagnosed withe the virus.

Here is your chance to weigh in on the dispute.

Which best describes your opinion of the Navy's firing of the captain of the virus strickened USS Theodore Roosevelt?


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