Captain Brett Crozier will not be reinstated as commander of the USS Theodore Roosevelt after an investigation showed that he failed to do enough to try to halt the spread of the coronavirus on the ship, the U.S. Navy said
CROZIER FIRING UPHELD: In a surprising reversal, the Navy has decided not to reinstate Captain Brett Crozier, the captain of the USS Theodore Roosevelt who sounded the alarm about a coronavirus outbreak aboard the aircraft carrier. @KyraPhillips reports.
Navy Captain Brett Crozier, who was removed from his ship after raising concerns about a coronavirus outbreak, will not be reinstated. The Navy said Friday that Captain Crozier did not do enough to stop the spread on the U.S.S. Theodore Roosevelt before he pleaded for help.
In a reversal, the Navy on Friday scrapped its recommendation to reinstate Captain Brett Crozier and instead upheld a decision to fire him from his command of a coronavirus-stricken aircraft carrier where he became a hero to his crew.
Defense officials said Friday that Navy Captain Brett Crozier will not be reinstated as commander of the USS Theodore Roosevelt, after an investigation found fault with his attempts to stop the spread of the coronavirus aboard the ship.
This was Captain Brett Crozier washing dishes last Thanksgiving in the scullery while @TheRealCVN71 was underway in Pacific so junior crew members could get time for holiday meal. (This is how its done) . US Navy photo Airman DJ Schwartz.
Navy May Reinstate Fired Captain Brett Crozier to Command of USS Roosevelt
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