Commander of aircraft carrier hit by coronavirus removed for 'poor judgment' after sounding alarm
By Ryan Browne, Zachary Cohen and Jamie Crawford, CNN
Updated 9:50 AM ET, Fri April 3, 2020
Washington (CNN) - "The commander of a US aircraft carrier that has been hit by a major outbreak of coronavirus has been relieved of command for showing "poor judgment" days after writing a memo warning Navy leadership that decisive action was needed to save the lives of the ship's crew, acting Secretary of the Navy Thomas Modly announced on Thursday.
"Today at my direction the commanding officer of the USS Theodore Roosevelt, Captain Brett Crozier, was relieved of command by carrier strike group commander Rear Admiral Stewart Baker," Modly said during a Pentagon press briefing."