Four Navy officers get letters of censure over lewd video
March 18th, 2011
03:18 PM ET

Four Navy officers get letters of censure over lewd video

The secretary of the Navy has issued letters of censure to Capt. Owen Honors and three other officers involved in the aircraft carrier USS Enterprise lewd video scandal, Navy spokesman Capt. Danny Hernandez said.

The letters effectively end the officers careers, as they will prevent promotion. The letters cannot be appealed.

Honors created the videos and was second-in-command on the Enterprise at the time. Others receiving censure were his successor, Capt. John Dixon, and former Enterprise commanders Rear Adm. Larry Rice and Rear Adm. Ron Horton.

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  1. Cesar

    Larry S. You have a posting frenzie. Durka durka neener neener ussdumbutt

    March 18, 2011 at 4:17 pm | Report abuse |
  2. USSDumbbutt

    Shut up Cesar. Who asked a twit like you? durka durka

    March 18, 2011 at 4:18 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Cesar

    @John : No promotions = End of career. Get it, Johnny boy? Durka durka neener neener

    March 18, 2011 at 4:20 pm | Report abuse |
  4. USSDumbbutt

    Thought I ordered you to shut yer yap Cesar. durka durka duuuuuuurka

    March 18, 2011 at 4:21 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Mike

    Yep, the captain's career is over. Now he will retire and have to manage on around $86,000 a year. The poor admirals will have to get by on a little more.

    March 18, 2011 at 4:22 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Cesar

    You shut up USSDumbutt-Twit duka durka neener neener

    March 18, 2011 at 4:22 pm | Report abuse |
  7. duhhh-winning

    The vidoes were harmless and people as a whole are stupid. These poor guys did not deserve to have their careers ended...its a wonder anyone wants to be in the service anymore after how they treat their own...good people will no longer feel the need to serve their country after what the country does to those who loyally serve....

    March 18, 2011 at 4:23 pm | Report abuse |
  8. USSDumbbutt

    I own you Cesar. durka (C) all rights reserved

    March 18, 2011 at 4:24 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Bugs

    Naval Aviators – best pilots in the world but a bit wild. Not generally known for their gravity, dignity, or a tasteful sense of humor. You want your ship commanded by someone with old-fashioned good taste and an eye for appearances, don't hire a fighter jock. And if you do hire a fighter jock, you shouldn't blame him for acting like one.

    March 18, 2011 at 4:25 pm | Report abuse |
  10. bill tyrrell

    James, I am NOT one of your liberal people you bash.... even though I am a member of the Democratic Party.... I AM however a veteran of 30 years in one of the most dangerous jobs in the military and have over 50 purple hearts and 13 KIA among our ranks in testimony to that. I think I therefore have a right to speak about leadership.... I didn't find the videos overly funny, matter of fact what I got out of them is the opinion that HONORS (ironic name that he didn't live up to) is a megalomaniac. As a Naval Leader you are charged with setting/being the example for all your subordinates, Commissioned and Enlisted.... I can't find any basis to call (DIS)HONORS a Navy LEADER.... I'm just saying....

    March 18, 2011 at 4:25 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Gb

    With Censure can the captain remain in the military as a captain just not be promoted to rank of admiral?

    March 18, 2011 at 4:25 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Cesar

    @The Real Tom Paine: Too harsh a punishment for watching a soft video. @USDummbutt: I am giving you a direct order: SHUT UP, durka durka neener neener.

    March 18, 2011 at 4:25 pm | Report abuse |
  13. USSDumbbutt

    Cesar, you're just trying to start an argument for the make-up 5ex... You're officially censured. No durka durka neener neener for you. That is all... you may now return to drab and wretched life.

    March 18, 2011 at 4:28 pm | Report abuse |
  14. USSDumbbutt

    USSDumbbutt and Cesar are idiots.

    March 18, 2011 at 4:29 pm | Report abuse |
    • USSDumbbutt


      March 18, 2011 at 4:41 pm | Report abuse |
  15. bill tyrrell

    dummbutt AND cesar... You both are embarrassing.... I have a great idea; if you don't have anything intelligent to say, keep QUIET!!!

    March 18, 2011 at 4:29 pm | Report abuse |
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