On Friday, a Navy commander lost his job for not being able to follow the vaccine mandates and refused to be tested for the coronavirus virus.
The first Naval Officer was Fired Due to Covid-19 Mandates and Protocols
Cmdr. Lucian Kins is the second in command of the USS Winston Churchill, a destroyer under Navy Capt. Ken Anderson, commander of Naval Surface Squadron 14. However, Kins refused to be tested for the virus and to get the Covid-19 vaccine as a result of his negligence he was fired from his duties. Moreover, Anderson, lost confidence in Kins’ ability to perform his duties, according to Navy spokesman Lt. Cmdr. Jason Fischer.
Furthermore, Kins had requested a religious exemption towards the Pentagon’s vaccine mandate but that request was reportedly denied. Navy officials also said Kins is the first member of the sea service to be exiled for refusing to comply with COVID-19 mandatory.
The Pentagon’s Vaccine Mandate
The Pentagon officially declared a vaccine mandatory for all service members, and Navy personnel in late November to get Covid-19 shots against the widely spread virus or they can request an exemption with supporting details for subject approval. In that case, many of the service members are requesting a religious exemption towards the mandates, but so far none of the military services have approved one.
The military officials said. Since the Pentagon started to require all troops to get the coronavirus vaccine, if failure to comply consequence they will be discharged from the service right away, the vast majority of the personnel who are vaccinated has increased because none of them received a religious exemption,
While vaccine exemptions are one of the top concerns, applying for exemptional requests based on religious beliefs is coming under scrutiny in the military and at the Department of Veterans Affairs, the first federal agency to establish a mandate. They will likely be followed by the rest of the federal government, and workers are needed to be vaccinated by the end of December.