Navy fires the captain of the USS Theodore Roosevelt days after he pleaded for 'decisive action' for sailors with coronavirus. Acting Navy Secretary Thomas Modly announced that Navy Capt. Brett Crozier was relieved of his duties for loss of confidence. Crozier had sent an urgent letter to the U.S. Navy on Sunday, seeking to evacuate and isolate the crew as cases of coronavirus infection increased on the vessel. "Decisive action" was required to prevent deaths from the coronavirus, Crozier wrote. Ref. USAToday.