US Official: Navy officer to be relieved of command

By ASSOCIATED PRESS
January 4, 2011 18:49

NORFOLK, Va. — A high-ranking Navy officer who produced and showed raunchy videos to the crew of an aircraft carrier three or four years ago is expected to be relieved of his command of the ship, defense officials said Tuesday.

A senior defense official said the announcement on Capt. Owen Honors of the USS Enterprise was expected Tuesday afternoon. The officials said the Navy has chosen a commander to replace Honors on the nuclear-powered ship that is currently stationed in Norfolk and scheduled to deploy to the Middle East this month.

The officials revealed the plans for Honors only on the grounds of anonymity because no official announcement has yet been made.


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