15 June 2023

Captain Brett Crozier on the essence of military life

From the Bay Area to commanding the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt, Brett Crozier’s 30-year naval career was a journey defined by dedication, discipline, and courage. These qualities proved to be pivotal when he faced a crisis in the spring of 2020: a raging coronavirus outbreak aboard his ship. In these extraordinary circumstances, Crozier made the choice to stand up for his crew, embodying the power of kindness in a tussle against Washington politics. He tells his story in this week’s podcast and in his new book, “Surf When You Can: Lessons in Life, Loyalty, and Leadership from a Maverick Navy Captain.”

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