Former White House physician Ronny Jackson was quietly demoted to retired Navy captain after investigation

Rep. Ronny Jackson (R-TX), a former White House physician, was quietly demoted by the Navy in 2022 to “retired captain” from “retired rear admiral,” according to a report published on Thursday.

Jackson, who served in the Navy for over two decades, frequently cited his former military title when campaigning for the House but was demoted to captain after a Pentagon inspector general’s report found he engaged in inappropriate behavior for someone of his rank and status.

The former naval officer-turned-representative has continued to use the former title incorrectly in statements since the reclassification.

“As a retired U.S. Navy Rear Admiral with nearly three decades of military service I understand the commitment and sacrifices made by servicemen and servicewomen to serve our country,” Jackson said on his congressional website.

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