Board to review lewd video case of Navy captain

By BROCK VERGAKIS | August 9, 2011 | 10:59 AM EDT

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — The former skipper of a nuclear-powered aircraft carrier who lost his command for producing raunchy videos aboard the USS Enterprise has started making his case for why he should remain in the Navy.

Counsel for Capt. Owen Honors Jr. submitted a thick binder of supportive comments to a board of inquiry on Tuesday.

The board will review those comments and an investigative report into his conduct over the next two weeks. In total, they will review about 1,500 pages of documents and more than 60 videos. The board will recommend whether Honors should be separated from the Navy for conduct unbecoming of an officer, among other things.

Honors was relieved of command in January after Navy leaders learned about the videos. Honors said the videos were intended to boost morale.