WASHINGTON (AP) - Defense officials say the Navy is expected to relieve the commander of an aircraft carrier from his command in the wake of reports about sexually explicit videos on ship.
A senior defense official says the announcement on Capt. Owen Honors of the USS Enterprise, currently stationed in Norfolk, Va., is expected Tuesday afternoon. The officials said the Navy has chosen a commander to replace Honors on the nuclear-powered ship which is scheduled to deploy to the Middle East this month.
The officials revealed plans for Honors only on the grounds of anonymity because no official announcement has yet been made.
Retired Gen. Wesley Clark, the former supreme commander of NATO, told ABC that the raunchy videos that Honors made for his crew were "incompatible with the climate of command."
But a woman who served on the Enterprise says Honors is someone who "knows when to be serious and when it's time to unwind."