The investigation concluded that Captain Brett Crozier made other bad decisions in response to the epidemic, sources said.
Although Crozier was relieved of command of the ship, he is expected to remain in the Navy.
In addition, the commander of the strike group, Rear Admiral Stuart Baker, will also be responsible for poor decision-making and his promotion has been put on hold, both sources said.
The Navy has not yet released the report’s findings.
Crozier was initially fired in April for what Acting Navy Minister Thomas Modly, who subsequently resigned, said in a bad verdict for spreading the virus spread warning on his vessel too widely, warnings that eventually found their way into the press.
Several defense officials told CNN that the Navy initially recommended that Crozier be returned to the carrier’s command following a preliminary investigation later that month.
Officials told CNN that the Navy was so confident that the Pentagon leadership would approve its recommendation to re-establish Crozier that it was forced to dismiss a planned press conference to release the results after Defense Secretary Mark Esper did not immediately confirm the findings, helping conviction at the time. Acting Secretary of the Navy James E. McPherson to launch a broader investigation.
The crash that erupted from the Roosevelt ship, which spread to more than 1,000 crew members before the Navy stopped publishing data on the number of infected sailors, sparked a major controversy in the Navy, leading to Modly’s resignation.
Crozier’s letter that triggered the chain of events warned the Navy leadership that rescue operations were needed to save the life of the ship’s crew. “We’re not at war. Sailors don’t need to die. If we don’t act now, we’re failing to properly take care of our most loyal property – our sailors,” they read, three U.S. defense officials confirmed to CNN.
Modly resigned a few days later for his dealing with the incident, actions that included a $ 240,000 trip to Guam, where he stabbed Crozier and persuaded sailors to give Crozier non-stop, in a public remark to the crew.
“I believe that if the time ever comes to ask for help, it is now regardless of the impact on my career,” Crozier wrote in his email, the contents of which the U.S. official was directly aware of the message confirmed to CNN.
The email was sent to immediate supervisor Baker Crozier and several other senior naval officials in the region.
The investigation did not blame Crozier for sending the emails and attached letters, but he is guilty of not having all the facts at hand, leaving people who should have seen him and not warning Baker in advance to send him.
In his letter, Crozier asked Navy leaders to take immediate steps to resolve the situation.
“Decisive action is needed. Removing most of the personnel from the deployed U.S. nuclear aircraft carrier and isolating them for two weeks may seem like an extraordinary measure,” his memo said.
“This is a necessary risk. It will allow the carrier and air wing to return as quickly as possible, while ensuring the health and safety of our sailors. Keeping over 4,000 young men and women aboard the TR is an unnecessary risk and a breakdown with those sailors entrusted to us. into care, ”Crozier added.
A video of Crozier receiving the faltering applause of his crew as he left the aircraft carrier after the initial confusion went viral on the internet, and several MPs called for his return.
This story is interrupted and will be updated.
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