Navy upholds firing of carrier captain who warned of coronavirus

The Navy has decided to uphold the firing of Capt. Brett Crozier, the former commanding officer of the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt who was relieved of duty after raising the alarm about a Covid-19 outbreak on his ship in March, according to two people familiar with the investigation.

"The results of the investigation justified the relief," said one person who has seen the investigation. "He failed to take appropriate action, to do the things that the commanding officer of a ship is supposed to do, so he stays relieved."

No other punitive action will be taken against the captain, said a congressional aide.

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