The CO of the USS ENTERPRISE is under investigation according to the Virginian-Pilot, here and here, for a series of training videos aired 3 years ago while he was the Big “E”‘s XO. The video available on the PilotOnline website, here, collects many of those vignettes in a final montage, apparently aired just before CAPT Honors left the ship as XO to become the CO of USS MT. WHITNEY (see bio here).
From what I can tell, CAPT Honors’ tour on the ENTERPRISE as XO, including two deployments, was highly successful. The ship received numerous awards in 2007, including its only Battenberg Cup Award, given to the best ship or submarine in the entire Atlantic Fleet.
Given the nature of the reporting, focusing on the “anti-gay remarks,” and statements by the Navy, I don’t see the CO retaining command after the investigation is complete. Because these videos were shown to the whole crew and nothing happened for more than 3 years, the only question remains how many of the other former officers onboard Big “E” during these deployments will go down with him, the former COs (who are now both admirals, RADM Rice, and RADM Horton), the BATGRU Commanders (including VADM Holloway, who is now COMSECONDFLT), the SJA(s)?