USS Enterprise Captain Booted Over Video Scandal
Posted on Jan 4, 2011
Although the tawdry videos that cost U.S. Navy Capt. Owen Honors his position on the USS Enterprise as of Tuesday weren’t exactly top secret before, they clearly had enough of a shelf life to generate a fresh scandal—and to spur the Pentagon to tuck Honors away in an administrative post.
Here we have The Guardian’s account, complete with a rather overstated reference to a certain popular science fiction series. —KA
Perhaps Captain Owen Honors imagined he was in outer space. The commander of the USS Enterprise – not the Star Trek starship but a nuclear-powered American warship – boldly went where no sensible American navy officer would venture in the 21st century with a series of video “entertainments” for his crew that included insulting gay people, appearing with two women in the shower and plenty of simulated masturbation.
Now Honors has been dismissed as captain after one of the crew complained and the navy branded the videos, shown on the Enterprise in 2006 and 2007, “not acceptable”.
Disembarking: As of Tuesday afternoon, this official photo of Capt. Owen Honors was still featured on the USS Enterprise’s website.