US Navy Decides Against Reinstating the Crybaby Who Took a $6 Billion Carrier Out of Commission Over a Cold

Became hysterical over a worse-than-average coronavirus as if he ran a retirement home

Editor’s note: The ship has a crew of 5,680. Pretty much everyone was exposed, of whom 1,273 were susceptible and became infected. Of these, the vast majority developed only mild symptoms. 10 were hospitalized and 1 died. One death is a tragedy but you don’t succumb to a hysteria over a coronavirus with a 1 in 5680 exposure lethality.


The captain of the USS Theodore Roosevelt will not be reinstated following an investigation into a massive outbreak of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) aboard the ship that sickened 1,273 sailors and ultimately led to the acting Navy secretary to resign, a Congressional aide confirmed on Friday.

Politico and Reuters first reported that Capt. Brett Crozier would not return as the Theodore Roosevelt’s commanding officer.

He was fired on April 2 after the San Francisco Chronicle published a leaked copy of an urgent memo to roughly 11 commanders in U.S. Pacific Fleet warning that sailors aboard the Theodore Roosevelt would die unless most of the crew were placed into individual quarantine, which was impossible they entire crew stayed on the ship.

Thomas Modly, the acting Navy secretary at the time, claimed that Crozier had been irresponsible for distributing his memo so broadly, but he acknowledged that the real reason he was firing Crozier was the fact that the media learned of just how dire conditions aboard the aircraft carrier were.

“If he didn’t think, in my opinion, that this information wasn’t going to get out into the public, in this day and information age that we live in, then he was either A, too naive, or too stupid to be a commanding officer of a ship like this,” Modly told the Theodore Roosevelt’s crew in a disastrous April 5 address that ultimately cost him his job. “The alternative is that he did this on purpose. And that’s a serious violation of the UCMJ which you are all familiar with.”

Navy officials had initially wanted to reinstate Capt. Brett Crozier as the Theodore Roosevelt’s commanding officer following a preliminary inquiry into the coronavirus outbreak aboard the ship, but then-Acting Navy Secretary James McPherson ordered a full investigation into the matter on April 29, explaining that he still had “unanswered questions.”

That investigation came after Army Gen. Mark Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, had advised Defense Secretary Mark Esper that the Navy needed to delve into the matter further in order to provide more answers to top Pentagon leaders about the coronavirus outbreak aboard the aircraft carrier.

The Theodore Roosevelt had to spend nearly two months in Guam after its March port call to Da Nang, Vietnam. Adm. Philip Davidson, head of U.S. Pacific Command, decided that the aircraft carrier should visit Vietnam in spite of the risks posed by the coronavirus pandemic.

One source told Politico that the Navy investigation revealed that Crozier made poor decisions in response to the coronavirus outbreak.

“The results of the investigation justified the relief,” one person who saw the investigation told Politico. “He failed to take appropriate action, to do the things that the commanding officer of a ship is supposed to do, so he stays relieved.”

Still, no other punitive action will be taken against the captain, a congressional aide said.

Meanwhile, the Navy is expected to announce that it is putting Rear Adm. Stuart Baker’s promotion to a second star on hold due to the investigation into the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak on board the Theodore Roosevelt, sources told Reuters and Politico. Baker was in charge of the strike group of which the ship is a part.

“Strike Group Command will also be held accountable for poor decision-making and his second star is being put on hold,” the aide told Politico.

Source: Task and Purpose

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Séamus Ó Néill
Séamus Ó Néill
1 month ago

Of course you can’t have a captain looking out for the welfare of his crew or anyone else…they’re American, they’re in the business of taking lives, anyone’s life. Murder inc: must live up to its name!

Undecider
Undecider
1 month ago

How does that compare to shutting down and entire state of country?

cechas vodobenikov
cechas vodobenikov
1 month ago

utter stupidity—the anti is becoming pro empire
when the US idiot Fauci claimed that c19 is 10 times as lethal as the seasonal flu any reasonable supervisor should do what crozier did

disqus_3BrONUAJno
disqus_3BrONUAJno
1 month ago

The Captain of a American warship is not even remotely like a supervisor.
Crozier only did what he did because his superiors didn’t do what they were supposed to.

disqus_3BrONUAJno
disqus_3BrONUAJno
1 month ago

How could he have known about the “1 in 5680 exposure lethality” before the “1” died?
This looks like a case of the head ignoring the foot until it needed to be amputated.
In the absence of continuous communication, which was not in place, this guy chose to stand up for his command, and is being scapegoated by his superiors because of their gross dereliction of duty.

thomas malthaus
thomas malthaus
1 month ago

I don’t know whether to regard this piece as satire, but Governors Cuomo and Newsom implemented de facto state-wide lockdowns.

In unspoken words, the Navy is probably calling the Roosevelt time in Guam as a precautionary or leisurely port-of-call.

With all sincerity, I hope Capt. Crozier submits his retirement papers and enjoys a post-Empire life.

disqus_3BrONUAJno
disqus_3BrONUAJno
1 month ago

Under the circumstances, his retirement is probably toast.

thomas malthaus
thomas malthaus
1 month ago

All things being relative. He didn’t commit a crime, but he’ll never reach flag rank.

disqus_3BrONUAJno
disqus_3BrONUAJno
1 month ago

The UCMJ doesn’t work the same way as a normal legal code, not does it have the protections.

Ilya
Ilya
1 month ago

He was concerned for his crew, good for him. He’d learn from this experience, his overreaction, and likely be more useful in the next biological encounter.

The thing that gets me is why the military did not use this as a no warning practice for a biological attack. It was, after all, an actual live exercise.

disqus_3BrONUAJno
disqus_3BrONUAJno
1 month ago
Reply to  Ilya

Are you part of his chain of command, or are you just blowing smoke?

Ilya
Ilya
1 month ago

Direct experience offers lessons. Either suffer the same errors or learn from them and move on. Don’t know him, but a captain shouldn’t be a complete idiot, and should learn and move on.

Not that I much want the satanists to have well learned pawns, but hey, he reacted when there was little data. He gets a pass unless he still demands masks and house imprisonment for the healthy population!

disqus_3BrONUAJno
disqus_3BrONUAJno
1 month ago
Reply to  Ilya

Your complete ignorance of the experience lends itself to your complete idiocy of it?
He reacted to a complete lack of competent support from his chain of command. Satan has nothing to do with his upline failing him and then blaming their failure on him.

itchyvet
itchyvet
1 month ago

How many of those sailors would today be dead as a result of this Captain ignoring the virus epidemic ?? Command couldn’t give a rats arse how many caught the virus, or died as a result. They lost face by this guy’s actions, thus he needs to be made to pay the price for that impertinence.

disqus_3BrONUAJno
disqus_3BrONUAJno
1 month ago
Reply to  itchyvet

Those who are dead from a viral infection aren’t different from those who will die in unlawful unconstitutional attacks on countries that never credibly threatened or attacked us, aside from the latter being ignorant traitors.

glib1
glib1
1 month ago

This is all in line with the recent streak of collisions with other ships. But if I end up in a nursing home, which have been killing fields of the old and frail in the west in the last 4 months, this is the guy I would want to be in charge!

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