The headline and the following are from the Wall Street Journal:
"The Navy is expected to remove the commander of the USS Enterprise from his post after bawdy videos in which he denigrated gays and made other vulgar references became public, a defense official said.
The Navy announced it was investigating Capt. Owen Honors, the Enterprise commander, after a newspaper published excerpts of videos he recorded in 2006 and 2007. In the videos, which were broadcast over the ship's television system, he simulates masturbation, jokes about women taking showers and uses offensive terms for gays.
Commander Chris Sims, a spokesman for Navy Fleet Forces, said "no decision has been made" on whether to discipline Capt. Honors or temporarily relieve him of duty. But the defense official said it was all but final that Capt. Honors would be relieved of command as early as Tuesday, and that the Navy will continue its investigation of the videos."
Answer by CraftingMama at 12:10 PM on Jan. 4, 2011
I just heard that he is officially suspended-
Answer by Sisteract at 12:11 PM on Jan. 4, 2011
Answer by SweetLuci at 12:12 PM on Jan. 4, 2011
Answer by samurai_chica at 12:12 PM on Jan. 4, 2011
Answer by Anonymous at 12:19 PM on Jan. 4, 2011
He blew it, when he allowed the incident to be FILMED.
Hopefully this will send a message out.... IMO, this is exactly what they are doing.
I know a civilian worker who was in charge of a command who made a similar gaffe while on duty. While all the participants in the debacle were reprimanded, this man, the Captain, was fired-again, message sent. This man was an exemplary employee prior to this incident. Further, it affected his entire life- lost his home, his wife, his family and the bulk of his assets.
Answer by Sisteract at 12:20 PM on Jan. 4, 2011
Answer by Anonymous at 12:20 PM on Jan. 4, 2011
Seems odd they would fire him now when they could have fired him a couple of years ago
Government entity- assuaging public outrage-
Answer by Sisteract at 12:21 PM on Jan. 4, 2011
Answer by Anonymous at 12:21 PM on Jan. 4, 2011
Answer by KristiS11384 at 12:22 PM on Jan. 4, 2011
Next question overall
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