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The Navy’s crisis of special trust and confidence | War on the Rocks
Source: By U.S. Navy - Under Secretary of the Navy, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=64645743

The Navy’s crisis of special trust and confidence | War on the Rocks

On April 2nd Acting Secretary of the Navy Thomas Modly announced that he was going to fire the captain of the USS Theodore Roosevelt. This came after Crozier had written a letter asking for help aboard his vessel and the coronavirus was sweeping through the sailors, who had very little ability to practice social distancing on the ship. While no one knows all of what has been said between Crozier and his officers, we do know the letter presented solid arguments and factual information. It also showed the respect and care Crozier had for his crew. When Modly addressed him and his crew, he demonstrated a lack of honesty, a lack of competence, and a lack of care for the people assigned to his command. This displayed weak leadership on his part, meaning his resignation two days later was justified.

Source: https://warontherocks.com/2020/04/the-navys-crisis-of-special-trust-and-confidence/

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