- Tweed Roosevelt, the great-grandson of President Theodore Roosevelt, penned a viewpoint column in defense of the commander of the United States Navy airplane provider who was relieved of his command, Capt. Brett Crozier of the USS Theodore Roosevelt.
- Roosevelt composed that he thought his great-grandfather, who commanded soldiers throughout the Spanish-American War in 1898, would have concurred with Crozier.
The great-grandson of President Theodore Roosevelt penned a viewpoint column in defense of the commander of the US Navy attack aircraft carrier who was alleviated of his command on Thursday, Capt. Brett Crozier of the USS Theodore Roosevelt.
Tweed Roosevelt, who leads the Theodore Roosevelt Institute at Long Island University, wrote the column published in the New York City Times, entitled “Captain Crozier Is A Hero.” In it, he discusses that Crozier “ran the risk of” his profession and “deserved our inmost appreciation.”
The US Navy revealed Crozier’s termination on Thursday, 3 days after the San Francisco Chronicle released a dripped letter he resolved to Navy leaders. In the four-page letter, Crozier prompted a “political service” and “instant and definitive action” as his team dealt with the coronavirus outbreak. Now, 137 sailors of the ship’s approximately 4,800 team members have actually been identified with the coronavirus since Friday.
” We are not at war. Sailors do not need to die,” Crozier composed in his letter. “If we do not act now, we are failing to appropriately take care of our most trusted possession– our Sailors.”
In removing Crozier during the crew’s shift ashore for quarantining, Acting Navy Secretary Thomas Modly stated he did not understand how the letter was dripped to the media however kept in mind the captain ought to not have sent out a “blast out” e-mail to 20 or 30 recipients.
” The letter was sent over non-secure, unclassified e-mail even though that ship has a few of the most sophisticated interactions and file encryption devices in the fleet,” Modly said Thursday.