The Military => The Military: General Discussion Area => Topic started by: Koen on 7 January 2011, 17:54:25

Title: Owen Honors - ex-chief of the USS Enterprise
Post by: Koen on 7 January 2011, 17:54:25
you would think that someone his age and responsabilities would act smarter, not?
do they think they have the usual 8-17 job? damn guy, you're the boss of the USS Enterprise, act like it! (

On 3 January 2011, Honors was under investigation for videos he produced, one set entitled "XO Movie Night," filmed on the USS Enterprise, and aired via closed circuit television on select Saturday evenings, while he was Executive Officer of the Enterprise. Three complete videos, produced for distributon over the ship's closed circuit video system, have been released by The Virginian-Pilot. One video shows two male Navy sailors standing in a shower stall pretending to wash each other, and two female sailors pretending to shower together to conserve water; sailors parading in drag; some language that has been described as homophobic slurs; and there are scenes of simulated masturbation and a simulated rectal exam.

The videos were shown on board in 2006 and 2007.

When officers higher in the chain of command became aware of Honors' videos in 2007, he was instructed to cease their production but no further action was taken.

On 4 January 2011, as related in the New York Times:

    Adm. John C. Harvey Jr., the commander of the United States Fleet Forces Command in Norfolk, said in a statement released Tuesday afternoon that Captain Honors was removed for demonstrating poor judgment. “The responsibility of the commanding officer for his or her command is absolute,” Admiral Harvey said in the statement. “ While Captain Honors’ performance as commanding officer of U.S.S. Enterprise has been without incident, his profound lack of good judgment and professionalism while previously serving as executive officer on Enterprise calls into question his character and completely undermines his credibility to continue to serve effectively in command.”

Admiral Harvey also said in the statement that after viewing the videos, he had lost confidence in Captain Honors’ ability to lead effectively.

Honors was reassigned to an administrative role. The admiral said the Navy continues to investigate the case of the videos from 2006 and 2007 and will look into what other officers aboard the USS Enterprise knew about them. Honors was executive officer, or second in command, of the Enterprise at the time and later became its commander.