Thomas Modly is an American businessman and government official who served as Acting United States Secretary of the Navy from November 25, 2019 to April 7, 2020.
Modly resigned from his position after he dismissed Capt. Brett Crozier from command of the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt over Crozier emailing a letter to Navy officials outside his chaim of command pleading for help with an outbreak of COVID-19 aboard his ship. After dismissing Capt. Crozier, Modly flew 8,000+ miles to the USS Theodore Roosevelt in Guam where he gave a speech, calling Crozier 'too naive or too stupid' to be in command of a ship.
By jdubble07 @ 2020-04-07 17:07:06