Navy Times has obtained fired carrier commander Capt. Owen Honors’ statement to investigators, in which he said several of his superior officers were aware of, and in some cases, encouraged the shipboard videos that got him fired earlier this year.
The 15-page declaration is signed and dated Jan. 12, eight days after Adm. John Harvey, head of Fleet Forces Command, fired Honors for showing “exceptionally poor judgment” by producing and airing the videos, which occurred in 2006 and 2007 during his tour as executive officer aboard the carrier Enterprise.
Navy Times has also obtained Honors’ fitness reports from those two years. Both officers who commanded the carrier during Honors’ tour as XO gave him perfect scores and one referred to Honors as a “future flag officer.”