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NORFOLK--U.S. Fleet Forces Command announced on Monday the selection of the command's new fleet master chief.

Command Master Chief Chuck Clarke, currently serving in the top enlisted job at U.S. Fifth Fleet in Bahrain, will take over for Fleet Master Chief Mike Stevens. Stevens is slated to become the 13th Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy at the end of September.

In his new assignment, Clarke will become the command's senior enlisted advisor for more than 100,000 active duty and reserve personnel who serve on more than 120 ships and submarines and nearly 80 shore activities within the U.S. Fleet Forces Command area of responsibility.

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