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Tailhook Scandal Captain Fired

Tailhook Scandal Captain Fired - Captain Owen Honors was fired from the USS Enterprise on Tuesday. He had been captain of the Navy vessel for over three years. His firing came after he made lewd videos, intended to boost the morale of crew members.

The Navy has been pressured to explain why it acted only after Honors’ videos became public. Can military leaders behave poorly as long as no one finds out?

Many of his former crew members have come to Honors’ defense. During the recent wars, they were at sea for long deployments.

Tailhook Scandal Captain Fired

They appreciated the morale boost.

Senior officials thought differently, stating that Honors showed a disturbing lack of judgment. Admiral John Harvey, head of U.S. Fleet Forces Command, stated that he had lost confidence in Honors’ ability to lead effectively.

The videos featured the Captain using gay slurs and simulating masturbation with his hand.

The videos, which were made three or four years ago, were made public after they were obtained by the Virginia-Pilot in Norfolk.

Tailhook Scandal Captain Fired

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