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US Navy captain relieved of his command over lewd videos - January 4th 2011, 10:11 PM

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A US Navy captain has been permanently relieved of his command after the publication of lewd videos he created while serving as XO. Captain Owen Honors, a former Top Gun pilot, was suspended from his command, the aircraft carrier USS Enterprise, after it emerged the videos - which were filmed for the ship's weekly film night - included numerous slurs against homosexuals, simulated sex acts and extreme profanity. The videos, which were made between 2006 and 2007, were revealed by the Virginia-Pilot newspaper which serves the Enterprise's home port of Norfolk.

In suspending Capt. Honors, Admiral John C. Harvey Jr declared in a statement that Capt. Honors' "profound lack of good judgment and professionalism while previously serving as executive officer on Enterprise calls into question his character and completely undermines his credibility to continue to serve effectively in command". He has been replaced as commanding officer by Capt. Dee Mewbourne and an investigation into the videos is ongoing. However, his actions have been defended by former members of his crew on Facebook.

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Re: US Navy captain relieved of his command over lewd videos - January 4th 2011, 10:46 PM

He acted like an idiot and is paying the consequence for it. I think it's perfectly acceptable, his videos were bound to offend enough of those serving under him that he would lose a lot of respect and therefore no longer be an effective leader.


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Re: US Navy captain relieved of his command over lewd videos - January 5th 2011, 06:47 AM

First...I have to LOL everytime I here this story because they say "U.S.S Enterprise" with a straight face

Second, Yeah, he had it coming. It was a stupid and irresponsible thing to do both as a person and a captain of a naval aircraft carrier. This is NOT the way to make your crew members trust you. You are not suppose to be friends with your subordinates. You are first and foremost a Commanding Officer. You act like one and the crew will respect you.


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