Discuss the actions of acting Secretary of the Navy Thomas Modly in response to decision of the captain of the USS Theodore Roosevelt to make a written plea for help to save his crew from a viral outbreak.
In early April of 2020, Captain Brett Crozier was relieved of his command of the USS Theodore Roosevelt by acting Secretary of the Navy Thomas Modly for a communication that he sent requesting assistance for the sailors aboard the ship that had contracted COVID-19. Secretary Modly subsequently addressed the sailors of the USS Theodore Roosevelt on the situation during a speech on its deck. It was a very controversial speech, which ultimately led to Modly’s resignation.
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