Navy board: Ex-Enterprise commander should stay in service

Navy board: Ex-Enterprise commander should stay in service

Credit: US Navy photo

Capt. Owen Honors

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Associated Press

Posted on August 24, 2011 at 10:47 AM

Updated Wednesday, Aug 24 at 4:08 PM

NORFOLK (AP) -- A Navy board decided Wednesday that the former commander of USS Enterprise,  who produced raunchy videos aboard the carrier, should remain in the Navy.

Capt. Owen P. Honors faced a board of inquiry in Norfolk. He was relieved of command in January after media reports about the videos surfaced. The videos included simulated same-sex shower scenes, anti-gay slurs and references to prostitution in foreign ports. They were shown on the ship between 2005 and 2007.

Honors says the videos were made to improve morale while teaching important shipboard lessons.

Honors' attorney, Charles Gittins, said during closing arguments that Honors is only facing punishment because of political pressure. He says that media outlets blew the videos out of proportion.

The government wants Honors honorably discharged.

 

 

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