Captain Owen Honors will be temporarily relieved of duty as the Navy looks into a series of lewd videos produced and screened aboard the USS Enterprise as the aircraft carrier simultaneously supported two wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Several of the videos were leaked without explanation late last week to the Norfolk-based daily The Virginian-Pilot.

According to MSNBC, Honors could be relieved of duty as early as Tuesday.

Produced in 2006 and 2007, the videos star Honors – now the commander of the Enterprise, the world's first nuclear-powered aircraft carrier – in sophomoric skits which include the use of homophobic slurs, sailors parading in drag and Honors simulating masturbation.

Honors, who is credited for writing and producing the videos, was the carrier's executive officer, or XO, at the time, and called them part of “XO Movie Night.”

In the skits, Honors refers to a Navy surface warfare officer, or SWO – also played by Honors – as “fag SWO boy.” SWOs include the officers who crew the carrier. In another segment, called by Honors “chicks in the shower,” same-sex sailors – in one instance two women and two men in another – shower together. (The video is embedded in the right panel of this page.)

The videos have surfaced as the military prepares for the end of “Don't Ask, Don't Tell,” the law that bans gay and bisexual troops from serving openly, and is keen on promoting itself as welcoming to gay and lesbian service members.

According to one military expert, Honors' Navy career is over.

“He's done. His career is over,” Stephen Saltzburg, the general counsel of the National Institute of Military Justice and a law professor at George Washington University, told AOL News. “This is just bad judgment – horribly bad judgment.”

Several female sailors said they were offended by the videos and complained about them to superior officers but their concerns were brushed aside.