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Navy Will Reportedly Relieve Captain Who Blew The Whistle About Coronavirus Outbreak on Ship

The United States Navy — according to new reports out from NBC News, CNN, and other outlets — is expected to relieve Capt. Brett Crozier of his duties over “sounding the alarm” regarding an outbreak of the coronavirus aboard the aircraft carrier he captions on the high-seas, the USS Theodore Roosevelt.

Crozier, who penned a letter on Monday seeking help to address the outbreak on the ship, is expected to be officially relieved of duty on Thursday evening in a briefing from Acting Secretary of the Navy Thomas Modly.

The dismissal of duty allegedly is over a “loss of trust and confidence” in the captain, according to officials who spoke with NBC News.

The Navy is expected to announce it has fired the captain who sounded the alarm about an outbreak of COVID-19 aboard the USS Theodore Roosevelt, according to two U.S. officials.

Capt. Brett Crozier, commanding officer of the Roosevelt — an aircraft carrier with a crew of nearly 5,000 people — will be relieved of his command, but keep his rank and remain in the Navy.

The official reason for Crozier’s relief of duty is a loss of trust and confidence, according to the officials who spoke to NBC News.

You can read the entire report from NBC News here.

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