Capt. Brett Crozier, then-commanding officer of the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt, talks to reporters in January. The Navy has decided not to restore him to command. U.S. Navy via Getty Images hide caption toggle caption U.S. Navy via Getty Images The Coronavirus Crisis In A Reversal By Navy, Sacked Captain Of USS Roosevelt Will Not Be Reinstated June 19, 2020 Brett Crozier was initially recommended to retain command of an aircraft carrier after being removed for protesting the Navy's response to the virus on the ship. The Navy now says he won't go back.