Aircraft carrier commander fired over COVID outbreak warning is reportedly set to retire
In this handout released by the U.S. Navy, The aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt leaves its San Diego homeport in 2020.. - Handout/Getty Images North America/TNS

SAN DIEGO — The former captain of the aircraft carrier Theodore Roosevelt — fired from command after sounding the alarm on an out-of-control coronavirus outbreak on board in 2020 — will retire from the Navy next month, the Navy Times newspaper reported Monday. Captain Brett Crozier, a 30-year-Navy veteran, was removed from command of the Roosevelt — based in San Diego at the time — following the leak of a letter he wrote to Pacific Fleet commanders in which he implored the Navy to do more to protect the crew as dozens of sailors began testing positive for COVID-19. The ship was just a couple o...