U.S. Navy: the captain of an aircraft carrier who has been dismissed for reporting an outbreak on board will not be reinstated

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 U.S. Navy: the captain of an aircraft carrier who has been dismissed for reporting an outbreak on board will not be reinstated


Brett Klose, former captain of the US aircraft carrier Theodore Roosevelt. Data chart

At a press conference held by the Department of defense on the same day, U.S. Navy Secretary of operations Mike gilday said that Klose would not be reinstated and would no longer be eligible to serve as aircraft carrier captain. The Navy had another appointment for him.

Gilday said he had earlier thought that Klose should be reinstated, but preliminary investigation results on Kloses reporting of the new crown outbreak on the ship to his superiors showed that Klose failed to fulfill its primary obligation promptly and fully and failed to follow the guidance of the US Navy on the spread of the epidemic. Gilday said he shouldnt have suggested resuming Kloses job.

Theodore Roosevelt docked in Guam on March 27. After the outbreak on board, then captain Croce sent a letter to the top of the U.S. Navy asking for the personnel on board to be quarantined and tested as soon as possible to prevent the spread of the virus. On April 2, Acting U.S. Navy Secretary Thomas mordley dismissed Klose for his unprofessional response to the outbreak, causing widespread doubts. A few days later, mordley resigned under pressure from all sides. The US Navy then launched an investigation into a series of incidents.

According to the U.S. Navys report on April 30, the test results of the entire crew of Theodore Roosevelt showed that 1102 new crown cases were confirmed on board. The U.S. Navy has not released any more updates on the ships cases since. U.S. Navy spokesman Charles Brown said May 6 that the number of cases on Theodore Roosevelt is not expected to change significantly.

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