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    https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/polit...id/ar-BB12hGZ0

    Acting Navy Secretary Thomas Modly has submitted his resignation a day after a leaked audio showed him calling the ousted commander of the USS Theodore Roosevelt "stupid" in an address to the ship's crew, according to a US official and a former senior military official.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2631 View Post
    https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/polit...id/ar-BB12hGZ0
    "Acting Navy Secretary Thomas Modly has submitted his resignation a day after a leaked audio showed him calling the ousted commander of the USS Theodore Roosevelt "stupid" in an address to the ship's crew, according to a US official and a former senior military official."
    "Acting" Navy Secretary Modly. There's been quite a few "acting" like they are qualified. No confirmation of this guy. Gee, I wonder why? Only the best, most qualified.

    That speech he gave wasn't the best choice. That's how it goes in boot licker land. He probably thought it would be praised by the CinC. It probably was, that is, until the backlash came. Under the bus you go. We know the story. What was his name again? I don't know him.

    Modly should be thankful he wasn't given an "extreme" tour of the ship and sent for swimming lessons from the flight deck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 222lifer View Post
    "Acting" Navy Secretary Modly. There's been quite a few "acting" like they are qualified. No confirmation of this guy. Gee, I wonder why? Only the best, most qualified.

    That speech he gave wasn't the best choice. That's how it goes in boot licker land. He probably thought it would be praised by the CinC. It probably was, that is, until the backlash came. Under the bus you go. We know the story. What was his name again? I don't know him.

    Modly should be thankful he wasn't given an "extreme" tour of the ship and sent for swimming lessons from the flight deck.

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    Wondering why he was never confirmed?? That's on Senator Schumer who holds up everything.. Kinda like what McConnell did to Obama.. Politics in Washington? Priceless..

    As far as resigning?? I agree after that memo leaked he should resign or more than likely he would have been fired by Trump after Trump said he would get involved in it..

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    Just a follow up .. Maybe the Captain gets his ship back..

    https://www.foxnews.com/us/navy-wont...virus-outbreak

    An internal investigation into a leaked letter that led to the commander of the Navy's USS Theodore Roosevelt being fired has concluded and Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Michael Gilday said Thursday that “all options are on the table," and he is not ruling out reinstating Capt. Brett Crozier to his position.

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    More on the story.....

    The Navy Is Losing Its Fight Against the Coronavirus

    "While the rest of the country has gone to war with the coronavirus, the sailors of the USS:\Roosevelt:\have also gone to war with their bosses. As the COVID-19 outbreak:\spread rapidly across the warship, Capt. Brett Crozier desperately tried to get his sailors off board and treated. When his efforts were initially stymied, he sent an angry letter to Navy brass, which was then seen by the public. Navy leadership publicly imploded, and Crozier was relieved of duty, to the ire of his sailors. Now, Crozier and nearly 300 of the:\Roosevelt’s shipmates have tested positive for the virus. It’s a story worth paying attention to, not only because it’s a stark example of the massive gulf between civilian and government leadership in the midst of the pandemic, but also because it shows that military might is not enough to deal with this new global battle.

    On:\Thursday’s episode of What Next, I spoke with Adam Weinstein, the national security editor at the New Republic, about the outbreak on the:\Roosevelt:\and the myriad ways the virus is afflicting the Navy and the military. Our conversation has been edited and condensed for clarity." Read more.....

    https://slate.com/news-and-politics/...secretary.html


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    Sad news from the US Navy . A sailor on the stricken aircraft carrier had passed due to the coronavirus.

    https://www.foxnews.com/world/us-sai...-officials-say

    A U.S. sailor who was admitted to the intensive care unit at a Navy hospital in Guam after contracting the coronavirus has died, Navy officials said Monday.

    The sailor, who was admitted into the ICU on April 9, died Monday from COVID-related complications at the U.S. Naval Hospital in Guam.

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    Here is a blistering commentary on the military actions against Captain Crozier. It goes on to say this administration has eroded military relations over the last three years.
    Here we've been told by a few members how great the military has been under the of Trump regime. Seems not all feel that way.
    I will add more quotes to this interesting commentary due to it's significance.

    The Theodore Roosevelt episode was no isolated incident, but a portent of worse to come
    The recent imbroglio involving the firing of the Captain of the aircraft carrier Theodore Roosevelt and the subsequent resignation by Secretary of the Navy Thomas Modly, has provided a spectacle of theater to rival the Tiger King in capturing the attention of a quarantine weary country.
    Now it appears that Modly misrepresented the dissemination of Crozier’s e mail as being significantly more careless than the distribution list implied. It was addressed to Crozier’s commanding officer, Rear Adm. Stuart Baker, U.S. Pacific Fleet commander Adm. John Aquilino, and Naval Air Forces commander Vice Adm. DeWolfe Miller, thus invalidating Modly’s claim that Crozier had bypassed his chain of command. Nevertheless, Modly relieved Crozier of his duties.
    Unfortunately, this astonishing episode was no isolated incident, but rather another disturbing manifestation of the current administration’s drive to politicize the military. The skipper’s relief and the secretary’s self-immolation were interesting grist for the news cycle, but this dismal story points at a darker problem.
    As several commentators have recently observed, the norms of civil military relations have over the last three years have steadily been eroded. When norms are continuously violated without anyone making a stand to defend them, they simply cease to be norms — the exceptions accrete into a new rule. That should be of concern, not just to the US military which has always prided itself on being apolitical, but to the country as a whole, whose democratic values depend in part on a healthy relationship between the military and its civilian leadership.
    From the beginning of this administration, it became clear that this president didn’t necessarily understand or respect the terms of the implicit contract, grounded largely on Harvard scholar Samuel Huntington’s 1957 classic The Soldier and the State, that has, throughout successive administrations, helped maintain what has been mostly a well-balanced civil military relationship, based on mutual respect and trust.
    One of the terms of this unique social contract is that the men and women who comprise the armed services, who are all taught at entry that they must keep their political beliefs and military duties separate, should not be used as political props.
    The last term of the implicit contract between the military and its civilian leadership is a reminder to both of the obligation that all military members take to support and defend the constitution, not the president or his administration.
    https://www.militarytimes.com/opinio...worse-to-come/

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    Quote Originally Posted by fxstc07 View Post
    Here is a blistering commentary on the military actions against Captain Crozier. It goes on to say this administration has eroded military relations over the last three years.
    Here we've been told by a few members how great the military has been under the of Trump regime. Seems not all feel that way.
    I will add more quotes to this interesting commentary due to it's significance.

    The Theodore Roosevelt episode was no isolated incident, but a portent of worse to come






    https://www.militarytimes.com/opinio...worse-to-come/
    I can tell you first hand what our defenders think of our CIC. It isn't what is in his mind for sure. I will leave it at that and let the words of his now resigned "acting" boot licker be the epitaph. Don't think for a second that wasn't the message the CIC wanted. It soured as fast as it left the "actings" mouth and CIC threw the "acting" directly under the bus.

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    To little, to late would be what I say.
    After another bungled attempt to suppress anyone that speaks out, the Navy says Captain Crozier should get his job back.
    Except the final decision is up to the defense secretary.

    Reinstate Capt. Crozier to USS Roosevelt, Navy Tells Esper, According to Reports
    Senior Navy officials have recommended to Defense Secretary Mark Esper that Capt. Brett Crozier, the commander who was fired after warning that the crew of the coronavirus-stricken USS Theodore Roosevelt was in danger, be restored to command of the aircraft carrier, according to multiple news reports.

    The decision now rests with Esper. It was not immediately clear whether he plans to accept the recommendation, which represents yet another dramatic turn in the saga surrounding the Roosevelt. Crozier’s removal by then-Acting Navy Secretary Thomas Modly earlier this month sparked a tumultuous series of events that culminated in Modly’s resignation.

    “[Esper]’s going into this with an open mind and he’s generally inclined to support Navy leadership and their positions,” top Pentagon spokesman Jonathan Hoffman told reporters in a morning briefing, before the defense secretary had received the Navy’s recommendation.
    https://www.defenseone.com/politics/...ref=d-topictop

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    Quote Originally Posted by fxstc07 View Post
    To little, to late would be what I say.
    After another bungled attempt to suppress anyone that speaks out, the Navy says Captain Crozier should get his job back.
    Except the final decision is up to the defense secretary.

    Reinstate Capt. Crozier to USS Roosevelt, Navy Tells Esper, According to Reports


    https://www.defenseone.com/politics/...ref=d-topictop
    Better "think before you act" is all I can say and even then Esper may find himself under the bus and among those that are on the "didn't know him" list.

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