Senior officers aboard the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier reeling from a coronavirus outbreak offered to sign a revealing letter about the dire situation, only to be denied by the ship’s commander, Capt. Brett Crozier.
Crozier, who has since been relieved of command for sending the four-page letter out to over 20 recipients, was asked by senior officers on the ship to sign the letter, according to a New York Times report published Sunday.
Crozier reportedly feared for their careers and denied their request.
USS Theodore Roosevelt captain refused to let officers sign letter about COVID-19 outbreak – Task & Purpose