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The investigation was launched at Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Mike Gilday's request after he reviewed the results of a preliminary inquiry into the outbreak prompted by then-acting Navy Secretary Thomas Modly’s removal of the ship’s commander in April.

@NPR  After Capt. Brett Crozier's emotional letter pleading for a more decisive response to his ship's COVID-19 outbreak leaked on March 31, he was removed as the ship's skipper on April 2 by then-acting Navy Secretary Thomas Modly.

Acting Navy Secretary Thomas Modly said he relieved Crozier of duty because the Captain did not use the proper chain of command

@USNavy  Capt. Brett Crozier was abruptly removed from the USS Theodore Roosevelt earlier this month by acting Navy Secretary Thomas Modly, who resigned days later: #N13COVID19 

How it all fell apart for Thomas Modly in seven days that included a two-plane, 50-hour trip to chastise a fired skipper aboard his COVID-stricken aircraft carrier. Inside the Wild Final Week of the Acting Navy Secretary | @navybook , @MarcusReports 

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Acting Navy secretary Thomas Modly alluded to this as he announced that he was ousting Crozier for “bad judgment” in sending the message. Modly said it went to Crozier’s “task group commander (Baker), to Admiral Aquilino, to the Air Boss (Miller).” 6/

acting Navy Secretary Thomas Modly'>Then-acting Navy Secretary Thomas Modly removed Crozier earlier this month after the captain wrote a letter to Navy leaders suggesting some 50 sailors on his ship could die from the coronavirus. Modly has since resigned from his post.

Acting Navy Secretary Thomas Modly took his $243,000 trip to the COVID-19 ravaged USS Theodore Roosevelt before formally asking for approval to use extra pilots to accommodate his schedule, according to documents and a Navy official.

Former acting Navy Secretary Thomas Modly is currently stuck in COVID-19 quarantine after visiting Guam. (First reported by @tvandenbrook )

Acting Navy Secretary Thomas Modly took his $243,000 trip to the COVID-19 ravaged USS Theodore Roosevelt before formally asking for approval to use extra pilots to accommodate his schedule, according to documents and a Navy official.

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JUST IN: Acting Navy Secretary Thomas Modly has submitted his resignation a day after leaked audio revealed he called the ousted commander of the USS Theodore Roosevelt "stupid" in an address to the ship's crew

Wow. Acting Navy Secretary Thomas Modly has submitted his resignation a day after a leaked audio showed him calling the ousted commander of the USS Theodore Roosevelt "stupid" in an address to the ship's crew.

BREAKING: Acting Secretary of the Navy Thomas Modly has offered to resign after facing backlash for calling an ousted Navy captain “stupid."

BREAKING: Less than 24 hours after being told by the Defense Secy to apologize to sailors on the USS Theodore Roosevelt for calling Capt. Brett Crozier “naive” & “stupid”, Acting Navy Secretary Thomas Modly has resigned

BREAKING: Acting Navy Secretary Thomas Modly has submitted his resignation after calling the ousted commander of the USS Theodore Roosevelt "stupid" in an address to the ship's crew

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Less than 2 hours after Trump seems to be changing his tone on Captain Brett Crozier, Acting Navy Secretary Thomas Modly says: “I want to apologize to the Navy for my recent comments to the crew of the (USS Theodore Roosevelt).”

Scoop: Acting Navy Secretary Thomas Modly has submitted his resignation a day after a leaked audio showed him calling ousted commander of USS Theodore Roosevelt "stupid" in address to ship's crew, a US official and a former senior military official tell me.

Acting U.S. Navy Secretary Thomas Modly said Captain Brett Crozier exercised poor judgement in writing the letter about coronavirus outbreak on USS Theodore Roosevelt and has been removed from command

Breaking: Acting Navy secretary Thomas Modly offers to resign over handling of virus-stricken aircraft carrier

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