Fired Enterprise Captain Gets to Stay in Navy

According to the Navy Times, the “show cause” board reviewing the case of former commanding officer of the carrier USS Enterprise, CAPT Owen Honors, has recommended he be allowed to remain in the Navy.

The three-admiral board unanimously agreed Honors committed misconduct, failed to demonstrate acceptable qualities of leadership required of an officer in his grade and failed to conform to prescribed standards of military deportment. But it also voted 3-0 that Honors “be retained in the naval service.”

Honors’ attorney, Charles Gittins, said “O.P. is pleased” that he gets to stay in the Navy.

The article notes that Honors has highlighted himself in the face of upcoming force reduction boards, so he may eventually be forced to retire anyway.