Acting Navy Secretary Thomas Modly abruptly resigned Tuesday after he called former USS Roosevelt Commander Capt. Brett Crozier, who was fired last week, "stupid" in a speech to the USS Theodore Roosevelt's crew on Monday. Modly initially defended his comments to the crew, then apologized late Monday. James McPherson, acting undersecretary of the Army, has been tapped to replace Modly.
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Acting Navy secretary resigns after calling fired carrier captain ‘stupid’