Captain Brett Crozier, commanding officer of the U.S. Navy plane service USS Theodore Roosevelt, addresses the crew throughout an all-hands name on
Captain Brett Crozier, commanding officer of the U.S. Navy plane service USS Theodore Roosevelt, addresses the crew throughout an all-hands name on the ship’s flight deck within the japanese Pacific Ocean December 19, 2019.
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Capt. Brett Crozier, the now-fired Navy captain who wrote a letter asking for help coping with a coronavirus outbreak on his ship, has examined constructive for COVID-19, The New York Times reported Sunday.
The Occasions’ report cited two Naval Academy classmates of Crozier who’ve a relationship with the officer and his household.
Crozier had been in control of the usTheodore Roosevelt till this week, when he was relieved of his duty after he wrote a letter to navy management to request help in responding to a COVID-19 outbreak on the vessel.
The letter, which leaked to the media, was despatched outdoors the chain of command and through nonsecure unclassified e-mail.
Crozier started to indicate signs of COVID-19 earlier than he was faraway from the usTheodore Roosevelt on Thursday, The Occasions reported. He’s being quarantined on Naval Base Guam, The Occasions reported.
In saying the choice to take away Crozier from his command, Thomas Modly, performing Secretary of the Navy, mentioned the letter “raised alarm bells unnecessarily.”
“The captain’s actions made his sailors, their…