US Navy Public Perception Sinking Quick During Coronavirus Response
The Department of Defense announced the resignation of Acting Secretary of the Navy Thomas Modly Tuesday. It marked the latest example in the rapidly sinking public perception of the U.S. Navy amid its questionable coronavirus response. The sea service continues to take on water in the public eye. First came sparsely used hospital ships in COVID-19 hot spots. Then came the bungling of Capt. Brett Crozier’s firing of command on the Theodore Roosevelt. Now Modly hangs it up, amid intense criticism for calling out the former Roosevelt skipper.
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The Navy and Its Coronavirus Response
“This morning I accepted Secretary Modly’s resignation,” Secretary of Defense Dr. Mark T. Esper said in a statement. “He resigned on his own accord, putting the Navy and the Sailors above self so that the USS Theodore Roosevelt, and the Navy as an institution, can move forward.”
But Modly took on intense scrutiny after the firing of Capt. Crozier. The skipper sounded the alarm, pleading for help in a letter that went public. Crozier voiced loud concern that his ship, the USS Theodore Roosevelt, was becoming overrun with COVID-19. He demanded …Read the Rest
Source:: Tactical Life