For boldly going where no aircraft carrier commander had gone before, Captain Owen P. Honors of the nuclear-powered USS Enterprise has been sacked.
The US Navy says his videos made when he was the ship’s Executive Officer, and which were designed to boost morale, “undermined his credibility to continue to serve effectively in command,” and showed a “profound lack of good judgement and professionalism.”
The videos featured much juvenile humour and anti-gay jokes.
Some have criticised the officer’s sacking, saying he was a captain who cared about his crew, and the whole affair had been blown out of all proportion. Honors has been reassigned to on-shore administrative duties.