The drama that ensued with the scandal over Captain Brett Crozier may be coming to an end. About three weeks ago, SOFREP published several articles about Capt. Crozier and his coronavirus-stricken aircraft carrier, the USS Theodore Roosevelt. At the time, Capt. Crozier had just been relieved of his duties and Navy Secretary Modly had submitted his resignation.
No doubt, there were and are very strong opinions on this matter. The whole situation is a muddy mess and was handled terribly. I’m sure many military officials would agree with this sentiment.
After the completion of an investigation into Capt. Crozier’s actions, Chief of Naval Operations, Admiral Mike Gilday met with the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff on Tuesday and with the Defense Secretary, Mark Esper on Friday, to present the results of the investigation. Gilday’s recommendation: Reinstate Capt. Crozier as Captain of the USS Theodore Roosevelt.
The Pentagon acknowledged that Esper had received the results of the Crozier investigation. They stated that Esper “intends to thoroughly review the report and will meet again with navy leadership to discuss next steps.”