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Navy chief's trip to ship cost $243K, and his job; Gulfstream jet took him to Guam to address sailors

Apr 10, 2020 - USA Today
Board and Executive Moves

WASHINGTON - Acting Navy Secretary Thomas Modly's trip last weekend to address sailors aboard the COVID-19-stricken USS Theodore Roosevelt cost taxpayers more than $243,000 for the 35-hour round trip on a Gulfstream 550, according to a Navy official, who spoke anonymously.

Modly's profanity-laced speech to the sailors, during which he branded the fired captain of the ship as "naive" and "stupid" for seeking aid, prompted Modly to offer his resignation Tuesday.

Thursday, top Pentagon ...