The Navy Nullifies Bill Cosby’s Honorary Chief Petty Officer Title


Although a few celebrities have come to Bill Cosby’s defense in regards to his mounting sexual assault allegations, the Navy is the latest organization to revoke the 77-year-old’s honorary title.

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Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus, and Michael Stevens, Master Chief Petty Officer, released the statement Thursday afternoon:

Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus and Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy Michael Stevens today said the Navy is revoking Bill Cosby’s title of honorary Chief Petty Officer, originally presented in 2011. The Navy is taking this action because allegations against Mr. Cosby are very serious and are in conflict with the Navy’s core values of honor, courage and commitment.

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Cosby enlisted in the Navy in 1956 and was later honorably discharged in 1960 as a 3rd Class Petty Officer.