(WASHINGTON) — Acting Navy Secretary Thomas Modly resigned Tuesday, according to two officials, just hours after he had publicly apologized for a profanity-laced upbraiding of the officer he fired as captain of the coronavirus-stricken USS Theodore Roosevelt. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity in order to discuss the matter before an official announcement. Modly’s designated replacement will be James McPherson, a Navy veteran who is currently serving undersecretary of the Army.

  • Acting Navy boss submits resignation amid coronavirus uproar
    WASHINGTON (AP) - Acting Navy Secretary Thomas Modly resigned ... distributing by email a letter calling for urgent help with the COVID-19 outbreak aboard his ship. Modly then flew to the ship ...
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