Dee Mewbourne to Captain Enterprise
One of my colleagues alerts me to this paragraph buried at the end of the report of the firing of USS Enterprise skipper Owen Honors:
The Navy moved swiftly to replace Honors with Capt. Dee Mewbourne, who previously commanded the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower carrier and has a reputation as a hard-working and cerebral officer. Mewbourne has spent most of the past eight years at sea and will leave with the Enterprise for a seven-month deployment in a few weeks.
“He has been a superstar since we were all mids at the Naval Academy,” said Ward Carroll, editor of the Military.com Web site and a former Navy aviator. By contrast, Honors was always “one of the boys,” Carroll said.
I had the pleasure of meeting Captain Mewbourne a little over a year ago when I participated in a Distinguished Visitor cruise on the Ike. A great choice. And, certainly, one can’t imagine him making raunchy videos, let alone being stupid enough to air them for his crew.