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Should the Captain of the USS Theodore Roosevelt have been fired?

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."  

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At first, I felt no he shouldn't have been but after I found out he sent the Memo to 20-30 people, he did use poor judgment. That's not how the Military Works and he knew that. If he exhausted all options and he Sacrificed his Career for his Men, I Salute him for it but, he still broke protocol.
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