Navy Revokes Honorary Title Given to Cosby

The U.S. Navy announced today it has revoked the title of honorary Chief Petty Officer, given to Bill Cosby in 2011.

The U.S. Navy has revoked Bill Cosby’s title of honorary Chief Petty Officer. Secretary Ray Mabus and Master Chief Petty Officer Michael Stevens made the announcement in a statement on Thursday.

“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,” the Navy said in the release. Cosby was awarded the honorary title in 2011.

Cosby served four years as a hospital corpsman in the Navy, enlisting in 1956. He ran on the Navy track team and worked with Korean war casualties. In 1960, Cosby was honorably discharged in 1960 as a 3rd Class Petty Officer.

A former White House Aide told The Hill the president would not rescind Cosby’s Presidential Medal of Freedom, which was awarded in 2002.