Analyze the ethical decision that the Captain faced as it relates to how he communicated his plea and in the context of his position

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Analyze the ethical decision that the Captain faced as it relates to how he communicated his plea and in the context of his position

Analyze the ethical decision that the Captain faced as it relates to how he communicated his plea and in the context of his position. Consider the sender receiver message and channel.

 

Communication Ethics and a Command Decision

Captain Crozier Commander of the USS Theodore Roosevelt wrote and emailed a controversial letter that pleaded for help for crew members stricken by the Covid-19 virus in March of 2020. The communication was sent to several recipients and was eventually leaked to the news media. The situation became front-page news and was actively debated in the media. Senior leaders believed that Captain Crozier may have avoided his chain of command for fear that his immediate leader would suppress the issue and expose the sailors to unnecessary danger. His decisions and actions that lead up to his writing of the letter are fraught with ethical dilemmas.

In this assessment you are asked to analyze ethical aspects surrounding Captain Crozier’s decision to widely disseminate the emailed letter

Instructions

Consider the Captain’s decision to send the letter the manner in which the letter was sent and the recipient(s) of the letter. Complete both parts of this assessment in a single Word document.

PART 1: ANALYZE THE SCENARIO
Analyze the ethical decision that the Captain faced as it relates to how he communicated his plea and in the context of his position. Consider the sender receiver message and channel.

Analyze the primary failures and successes of the Captain’s communication strategy. Make sure to consider how the letter was distributed the Captain’s possible intent and the content of the letter.

If this situation had occurred in the private sector and not the military would the outcomes have been similar or different? Defend your reasoning.

PART 2: WRITE A COMMUNICATION

Imagine that you were the commanding officer of another naval ship who had followed this sequence of events closely. Your ship’s Public Affairs Officer reports to you and is responsible for many of the ship’s external communications and you are anxious to share your lessons learned from the USS Theodore Roosevelt situation.

Send a communication to your Public Affairs Officer that conveys and re-enforces the primary lesson(s) learned from the incident on the USS Theodore Roosevelt. Be sure you focus on the actions of the Captain. The medium is your choice but it is also very important so state the medium you have chosen within your message and the reason you feel it is the most appropriate medium to use. Address possible reasons such as confidentiality tone convention et cetera.

Part 1 should be 3–4 pages double spaced and Part 2 should be 1 page double spaced. Page count does not include your cover page or reference page.