Navy Captain Brett Crozier Tests Positive for Coronavirus Days After Being Fired For Leaked Letter

Navy Captain Brett Crozier Tests Positive for Coronavirus Days After Being Fired For Leaked Letter

Capt. Brett Crozier, the now-fired Navy captain who wrote a letter asking for help dealing with a coronavirus outbreak on his ship, has tested positive for COVID-19, The New York Times reported Sunday.

The Times’ report cited two Naval Academy classmates of Crozier who have a relationship with the officer and his family.

Crozier had been in command of the USS Theodore Roosevelt until this week, when he was relieved of his duty after he wrote a letter to military leadership to request assistance in response to a COVID-19 outbreak on the vessel.

The letter, which leaked to the media, was sent outside the chain of command and via nonsecure unclassified email.

Crozier began to show symptoms of COVID-19 before he was removed from the USS Theodore Roosevelt on Thursday, The Times reported. He is being quarantined on Naval Base Guam, The Times reported.

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