Navy Captain’s Firing Highlights the Navy’s Complicated Relationship with Undue Command Influence 

Brett Crozier, the captain of a US Navy aircraft carrier was fired for disseminating a memo that warned Navy leadership of an escalating coronavirus outbreak on the USS Ronald Reagan.  The memo pointed out that the 4,800 officers and sailors on board could not follow CDC health guidelines due to the ship’s close quarters.  It also warned of possible deaths on board and called for “decisive action” immediately. On Thursday, April 2, acting Secretary of the Navy, Thomas Modly, announced