U.S. Navy wants to reinstate ship captain fired for raising coronavirus alarm

U.S. Navy wants to reinstate ship captain fired for raising coronavirus alarm

The US navy has recommended reinstating the fired captain of the aircraft carrier Theodore Roosevelt, whose crew hailed him as their hero for risking his job to safeguard their lives from coronavirus, officials have said. House Armed Services Committee Chairman Adam Smith said ’During this time of crisis, Captain Crozier is exactly what our Sailors need: a leader who inspires confidence,’

Pocky 0 months

I hope they don't restore him to his duties. He is proving himself incapable of maintaining the chain of command and dealing with sensitive information. His actions could very well have put his men at risk. I would not trust him in a position or he has such privilege information they could potentially be used against us. this isn't a matter of a grain or disagreeing with Trump or any actions taken by anyone else. This is just looking at his own actions.

Emperor Tito
Emperor Tito 0 months

The guy who leaked sensitive military secrets to the press which led to China sending a strike group past Taiwan? Yeah I don’t think so. The man is an absolute clown and is clearly too irresponsible to be given command of a carrier. Of course, some people don’t care about the consequences of his actions. They just care that he gave them ammo to say orange man bad. But let’s face it, you were gonna say that no matter what happened.

Christian Fairweather
Christian Fairweather 0 months

As I mentioned in a reply on this story, he must be punished, he announced to the world and America's enemies that his ship was out of service, putting his crew, the ship and the security of the nation into harm's way, if it were a low ranking sailor, he would be dishonorably discharged, the fact is, this man did something bad, he should be punished and if you believe that people should be punished differently based on rank then that's basic inequality, do the right thing, don't even know why American security is something you would like to gamble with

Fin 0 months

That's right... An officer a gentleman.. A true leader... Thru n thru.... Go real navy...... Hope the ex sec chokes on the crap he pulled to score points with his ex boss...

IvoryDove 0 months

I'm seeing 3 basic angles here. 1} Hate Trump, love captain. 2} Love Trump, captain screwed up. 3} Military Vet, captain screwed up. I'm in group 3.

Tommy Nelson
Tommy Nelson 0 months

I imagine this so due to the fact we are on the edge of war and it would take far to long to train someone else and get them able to work efficiently enough.

Tin Ego
Tin Ego 0 months

Personally as an ex service man ( British Army) I wouldn’t like to serve under an officer that believes his duty to his men over rules his duty to his country. I don’t say that lightly and I’m sure the man is a patriot but sometimes danger to life and limb is part of the deal. He announced the vulnerability of a fu$king aircraft carrier and in doing so endangered the entire country let alone his crew.

IIzard 0 months

You cannot flippantly make public weakness in strategic assets. You cannot just break the chain of command. He might well be a gentleman, but it sends the wrong message to let this slide.

Deb 0 months

And so they should! Perhaps sack that misguided chap who sidelined him.

Mike Clark
Mike Clark 0 months

Ridiculous people saying he endangered lives. He was trying to protect the strength of the navy. If everyone is sick, this is not good for the navy. The disease can permanently damage your lungs. We need more people willing to stand up when it's for the benefit of one's country and security. Otherwise you end up like China. Filled with a bunch of yes men.

Boo 0 months

PC-liberal wimpiness is creeping into everything. This is pathetic.

Voice of Reason
Voice of Reason 0 months

He should absolutely be reinstated. He made the right call and it'll tank morale if officers get canned for prioritizing the welfare of the soldiers under their command.

Brent 0 months

Fantastic, common sense prevails!

Fernando 0 months

What's the Captain's number one responsibility? His man and his country, or complying with a bureaucrar politician? What the top of the chain of command becomes unreliable the bottom looses faith and loyalty. It's very serious and irresponsible defending a yes man that messed up completely. Even Trump shouldn't reward loyalty above all in this case. But it's clear the man is overwhelmed with the covid-19 crises

Herbie Goes Bananas
Herbie Goes Bananas 0 months

Really? The whole US Navy wants to reinstate this guy? The whole Navy. Really.

🌀W_AS 0 months


Katharine 0 months

Good for you

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