Here’s a prime example of how COVID-19 jab mandates will systematically weaken the United States military.
A top-ranking officer for U.S. Navy destroyer USS Winston S. Churchill was relieved of his duties as the ship’s second-in-command.
Commander Lucian Kins refused the experimental COVID-19 injection and testing for the virus.
Kins reportedly applied for a religious exemption, but the U.S. Navy rejected his request.
As Stars And Stripes explains:
The Pentagon has made the vaccine mandatory for all service members, and Navy personnel had until late November to get their shots or request exemptions. Thousands of service members have asked for religious exemptions, but so far none of the military services have approved one.
The commander stood up to the authoritarian administration and refused to play this endless game of COVID theater.
We need more men like Commander Kins in our armed services.
Bravo for your courage!
Navy destroyer second-in-command relieved of duty over refusal to take COVID-19 vaccinehttps://t.co/bTEtHfHjpY
— Mike (@IDontrustBiden) December 11, 2021
Moral courage in the face of massive social and institutional pressure is the kind of thing that should qualify you for command, not get you fired.
The modern military is slavish. No place for spirited men. https://t.co/52S248GkzT
— Josiah Lippincott (@jlippincott_) December 11, 2021
🤬🤬🤬This admin is doing irreparable damage to this country. https://t.co/g1yFECdj82
— Dawn Lambert (@Chickndumplin) December 11, 2021
Cmdr. Lucian Kins was relieved of his duties Friday as second in command of the USS Winston Churchill, a destroyer, by Navy Capt. Ken Anderson, commander of Naval Surface Squadron 14. https://t.co/uPNp1WqXYW
— KTVU (@KTVU) December 11, 2021
FOX News reported:
Speaking to Fox News national security correspondent Jennifer Griffin, a senior US Navy official familiar with the situation said Commander Lucian Kins, the Arleigh Burke-class Navy ship’s number-two officer, refused to get vaccinated or tested.
Navy officials told Fox News that the reason Kins was relieved was due to his refusal to get tested since he was unvaccinated, not simply because he is unvaccinated.
Sources tell Fox News that Kins applied for a religious exemption, which was refused by the Navy, and that he later appealed that decision.
In a statement issued to Fox News, LCDR Jason S. Fischer, a Navy spokesman, claimed that Kins was relieved of duty “due to loss of confidence” in his ability to perform work duties.
COVID-19 has a 99.9% survival rate for most age brackets, so it’s extremely unlikely the virus would impair Commander Kins’ physical and cognitive abilities.
On the other hand, a serious adverse reaction to the experimental COVID-19 injection could have a devastating impact on the commander.
The “loss of confidence” was his non-compliance to a dangerous shot and useless PCR testing.
And Commander Kins was set to become the destroyer’s first-in-command in under two years.
As Zero Hedge notes:
“On December 10, 2021, Commander, Naval Surface Squadron 14, Capt. Ken Anderson, relieved Cmdr. Lucian Kins as executive officer of USS Winston S. Churchill (DDG 81) due to loss of confidence in Kins’ ability to perform his duties,” said Fischer, who added that “Lt. Cmdr. Han Yi, the ship’s plans and tactics officer, is temporarily assigned as executive officer until a permanent relief is identified and that Kins will be “reassigned to the staff of Naval Surface Squadron 14.”
Kins was on track to become the destroyer’s commander within the next 18 months according to the report.