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Acting Navy Secretary Thomas Modly Submits Resignation Letter After Calling Captain of Virus-Stricken Ship ‘Stupid’: Official

(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.

 

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