Command Master Chief relieved for fraternization

Command Master Chief relieved for fraternization

Credit: US Navy

Command Master Chief Richard Ward was removed from command for fraternization, the Navy said.

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Posted on February 29, 2012 at 8:57 PM

Updated Thursday, Mar 1 at 8:18 AM

WILLIAMSBURG - Command Master Chief Richard Ward was relieved Wednesday at Cheatham Annex due to misconduct while assigned as the Command Master Chief of Navy Expeditionary Logistics Support Group.    

The Navy says Ward committed fraternization, willfully disobeyed a commissioned officer, misused a government cell phone, and made a false official statement.   The charges were a result of an investigation into allegations made by a member of the command in January.

Ward has been temporarily reassigned to the staff of Navy Expeditionary Combat Command. 

Ward received Non-Judicial Punishment for the offenses he committed.

Ward has been replaced by Senior Chief Engineman Anthony McDuffie.

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