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. canuck

    Yes,according to some everthing is okay if the navy does it. They are above common standards..

    March 18, 2011 at 5:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • Brian

      That's not what I said at all. Personally I think this should have all been handled in house, without CNN even knowing about it. You wouldn't understand. You Canadians don't know the first thing about the military. We have to do everything for you guys anyway. The bliss of civilian life and being able to judge people as if you were God yourself. I wish I could be like you.

      March 18, 2011 at 5:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • Red White & Blow

      Actually Brian, the Canucks have a fine reputation in combat. For wars that actually mattered, that is.

      March 18, 2011 at 5:57 pm | Report abuse |
    • chewchilla

      @Brian....."You Canadians don't know the first thing about the military." We were in WW1 and WW2 years before the U.S. entered. Not to mention Korea, the first gulf war and now Afghanistan.....Do some research before you post.

      March 18, 2011 at 6:36 pm | Report abuse |
  2. IntheNavy

    I have to go .. you all have fun talking about something that in the end will not amount to a pile of beans. The world is the way it is and when your time is up it wil not make one bit of cr** on what your write on this post. I love reading this stuff .. it shows that there are so many losers out there. Have a good life 😉

    March 18, 2011 at 5:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • John

      What a shame you won't be sharing your profound insights and pearls of wisdom with us. You'll be missed.

      March 18, 2011 at 6:40 pm | Report abuse |
  3. YDog

    Considering that US taxpayers spent well over $2 Million training these people, how in ANY way does that video (it's available on youtube, btw) justify flushing that money down the toilet?

    Sure the video was id iotic but no more so than the fool who sent the censure letter. Lewd? No, lewd is America spending half a TRILLION dollars per year on its military when 20% of Americans go hungry and 40,000 die each year from lack of medical care

    March 18, 2011 at 5:43 pm | Report abuse |
    • Chris

      Where are you getting those numbers from 20% of Americans go hungry? Thats funny

      March 18, 2011 at 5:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • Red White & Blow

      Hey Chris – see what the USDA has to say about Americans struggling to get enough food. Educate yourself.

      March 18, 2011 at 6:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • vincent

      @ red,white & blow canada, why do u knw so much about the USA if u hate us so much? Is there nothing to do in Canada?

      March 18, 2011 at 10:23 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Chris

    officers seem to think they are above the fray – not the case – they should punished just like an enlisted would...

    March 18, 2011 at 5:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • Paul

      Enlisted would have been punished much lighter.

      March 18, 2011 at 7:09 pm | Report abuse |
  5. timd

    Whenever I think of the navy, I think of the village poeple. Just saying.

    March 18, 2011 at 5:46 pm | Report abuse |
    • NavyBM

      C'mon, he was only in Sailor costume for that one song, the remainder of the time he was a soldier...

      March 18, 2011 at 7:25 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Spok2soon

    OMG! Why is everyone so uptight? The video was hilarious! And of all the things that our military is doing around the globe on a daily basis, this is what gets you upset? Wow..

    March 18, 2011 at 5:50 pm | Report abuse |
  7. VillagePeople

    Hey @ USSDumbbutt - I hear you lke to be the REAm admril when you were in the navy?

    March 18, 2011 at 5:50 pm | Report abuse |
  8. VillagePeople

    durka durka .. !!!!

    March 18, 2011 at 5:51 pm | Report abuse |
  9. NavyRetired

    Rear Adm. Ron Horton was the XO of the USS Abraham Lincoln when I was there. The guy was a tool. He went so far as putting up a card board cutout of himself on the Quarterdeck with a saying about DUI's when we where in the Bremerton shipyard. Never-mind the hour each day doing XO Happy Hour cleaning instead of fixing things that were broke. It is nice to see that the officers that think they walk on water finally find that they will eventually sink like a brick. Karma Sucks.

    March 18, 2011 at 5:51 pm | Report abuse |
  10. RangerDOS

    Ya gotta be kidding! Oh well, like we haven't got anything else to worry about. What a waste of man-power, couldn't we just have fined them $500, sentenced them to swabbing the deck for a day and leave it at that? Over reaction by all...

    March 18, 2011 at 5:53 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Old Squid

    The Navy just isn't what it used to be. Surprised they haven't started painting the ships pink. The ships been sinking since Clinton.

    March 18, 2011 at 5:58 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Keith

    Censure? That's it? If they had done a video the denigrated religion, white Americans, or other racial minorities in this country do you think that once the videos came out they would only have been censured? Why is that when it's against the LGBT community it's minor, if any, punishment. . .yet against any other group in this country they are dismissed or reduced in rank and pay? It's time that Americans grow up, join the 21st Century, and admit that the LGBT community is discriminated against and equally threatend, deserves the same legal protections as everyone else,

    March 18, 2011 at 5:58 pm | Report abuse |
    • Red White & Blow

      I see you're fluent in Palin. What gibberish.

      March 18, 2011 at 6:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • jimmy

      Keith, their job is gone, they will be kicked out of the Navy and their life is forever changed. What more in the name of the name of the LGBT do you want?

      March 18, 2011 at 6:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • vincent

      Because thr LG...whatever that crap is, isn't a group, its a mental illness that we have meds for...

      March 18, 2011 at 10:32 pm | Report abuse |
  13. VillagePeople

    Love and Pease .. stop all wars !!!!

    March 18, 2011 at 5:59 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Tim

    No what they need is for the people in the Navy to get out, and let the sissie liberals defend freedom, it won't happen. .. I'm glad I retired, I couldn't stand serving under Obama and the current "Administration"...

    March 18, 2011 at 6:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • USAF14

      What does my president have to do with you serving?

      March 18, 2011 at 6:52 pm | Report abuse |
  15. johnny

    Must be nieve who#@$...I mean navy woman. All the missys I know are slender and hot! 😀

    March 18, 2011 at 6:00 pm | Report abuse |
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