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WILLIAMSBURG - Command Master Chief Richard Ward was relieved Wednesday at Cheatham Annex due to misconductwhile 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 madeby 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Ward has been replaced by Senior Chief Engineman Anthony McDuffie.

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